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The Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950 - Matthew Cragoe

The Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950

By: Matthew Cragoe (Editor), Paul Readman (Editor)


Published: 2nd March 2010
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The 'Land Question' occupied a central place in political and cultural debates in Britain for nearly two centuries. From parliamentary enclosure in the mid-eighteenth century to the fierce Labour party debate concerning the nationalization of land after World War Two, the fate of the land held the power to galvanize the attention of the nation.

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Contributorsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
The Common Field Landscape, Cultural Commemoration and the Impact of Enclosure, c. 1770-1850p. 19
'Witnesses for the Defence': The Yeomen of Old England and the Land Question, c. 1815-1837p. 37
Chartism and the Land: 'The Mighty People's Question'p. 57
The 'Manchester School' and the Landlords: The Failure of Land Reform in Early Victorian Britainp. 74
'A Contemptible Mimic of the Irish'. The Land Question in Victorian Walesp. 92
Setting the Heather on Fire: The Land Question in Scotland, 1850-1914p. 109
Irish Land and British Politicsp. 126
Richard Cobden, J. E. Thorold Rogers and Henry Georgep. 146
London and the Land Question, c. 1880-1914p. 167
The Edwardian Land Questionp. 181
Unemployment, Taxation and Housing: The Urban Land Question in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Britainp. 201
Land Reform and the English Land Market, 1880-1925p. 219
Socialism and the Land Question: Public Ownership and Control in Labour Party Policy, 1918-1950sp. 237
Epilogue: The Strange Death of the English Land Questionp. 257
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780230203402
ISBN-10: 023020340X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 2nd March 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1