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Ideas of the Liberal Party: Perceptions, Agendas and Liberal Politics in the House of Commons, 1832-1852

ISBN: 978-1-4443-5021-0
244 pages
October 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Ideas of the Liberal Party Perceptions, Agendas, and Liberal Politics in the House of Commons, 1832-1852  utilizes previous unexamined archival material of backbench members of parliament  to reveal the emergence and development of early- to mid-nineteenth century liberalism.
  • Utilizes previous unexamined archival material of backbench members of parliament
  • Analyzes  crucial votes in the House of Commons to illuminate the importance of the development of the liberal party to the politics of the period
  • Presents a fresh and insightful analysis of nineteenth century politics
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Acknowledgments

Notes on the Text

Abbreviations

List of Figures and Tables

Introduction       

The Self-Perception, Construction and Presentation of a Liberal Party and a Liberal Politics in the House of Commons 1832-52                

1: Liberal Terms and Liberal Labels           

2: Liberal Politics in the Constituencies and the House of Commons             

3: Liberal Party Control  

4: The Liberal Brigade, the Speakership and Lichfield House:Ideas of Co-operation among Liberal Groups in 1835         

Liberal Agendas in Conflict and Consensus: Ideas, Issues, Language and Behaviour among Liberal Party MPs 1832-52     

5: Appropriation and the Formation of the Parliamentary Liberal Party       

6: Symbolism and Responsibility: Church Rates and Expectations of the Liberal Party          

7: Irish Religion in British Politics: The Maynooth Difficulties for Liberal Party MPs               

8: Free Trade Agendas: The Construction of an Article of Faith, 1837-50      

Conclusion         

Bibliography      

Index    

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Joseph Coohill  is Assistant Professor of History at Duquesne University, where he teaches British and World History. He gained his doctoral degree in Modern British History at Oxford University and his current research focuses on broad aspects of political history during the ‘Age of Reform.’
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