The Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950

Book Name : The Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950

By by Matthew Cragoe, Paul Readman

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For nearly two hundred years, the use and ownership of land generated much political controversy in Britain. Liberals, radicals and socialists attacked the evils of 'landlordism', proposing measures ranging from allotment bills to land nationalisation. Conversely, political conservatives mounted various campaigns in defence of the landed aristocracy and landed property in general, resisting the schemes of reformers while likewise sponsoring legislation to further their own cause. The ensuing debate over the 'land question' became a fixture of modern British politics between 1750 and 1950. This volume, featuring a distinguished line-up of expert contributors, offers the first synoptic and pan-British treatment of the land question in this period. Critically engaging with recent research, the essays offer a range of fresh social, cultural, political and economic perspectives on the land question as it played out in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Palgrave Macmillan; January 2010 ISBN 9780230248472 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: The Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950 Author: Matthew Cragoe (ed.); Paul Readman (ed.) Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan Subject categories Academic Business > Economic History History > Great Britain Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Land use > Land reform. Agrarian reform History > Modern Law > Property Business > Real Estate Social Sciences ISBNs 0230248470 9780230203402 9780230248472 About The Author MATTHEW CRAGOE is Professor of Modern British History, University of Sussex, UK. He has worked extensively on nineteenth-century politics and is the author of An Anglican Aristocracy (1996) and Culture, Politics and National Identity in Wales, 1832-86 (2004) as well as articles in journals including Past& Present, English Historical Review, Journal of British Studies and Rural History. PAUL READMAN is Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, King's College London, UK, where he is also Head of the History Department. He has published on British political and cultural history in English Historical Review, Past& Present, Historical Journal, Journal of British Studies and elsewhere. He is author of Land and Nation in England: Patriotism, National Identity and the Politics of Land (2008).

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Academic Business - Economic History History - Great Britain Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Land use - Land reform. Agrarian reform History - Modern Law - Property Business - Real Estate Social Sciences

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0230248470 - 9780230203402 - 9780230248472

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MATTHEW CRAGOE is Professor of Modern British History, University of Sussex, UK. He has worked extensively on nineteenth-century politics and is the author of An Anglican Aristocracy (1996) and Culture, Politics and National Identity in Wales, 1832-86 (2004) as well as articles in journals including Past& Present, English Historical Review, Journal of British Studies and Rural History. PAUL READMAN is Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, King's College London, UK, where he is also Head of the History Department. He has published on British political and cultural history in English Historical Review, Past& Present, Historical Journal, Journal of British Studies and elsewhere. He is author of Land and Nation in England: Patriotism, National Identity and the Politics of Land (2008).

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Palgrave Macmillan