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James Mill's Utilitarian Logic and Politics

James Mill's Utilitarian Logic and Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Antis Loizides
May 09, 2019

James Mill’s (1773–1836) role in the development of utilitarian thought in the nineteenth century has been overshadowed both by John Stuart Mill (1806–1873) and by Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832). Of the three, the elder Mill is considered to be the least original and with the least important, if any,...

Milton Keynes in British Culture: Imagining England

Milton Keynes in British Culture: Imagining England

1st Edition

Lauren Pikó
February 05, 2019

The new town of Milton Keynes was designated in 1967 with a bold, flexible social vision to impose "no fixed conception of how people ought to live." Despite this progressive social vision, and its low density, flexible, green urban design, the town has been consistently represented in British...

Winston Churchill: At War and Thinking of War before 1939

Winston Churchill: At War and Thinking of War before 1939

1st Edition

B.J.C. McKercher, Antoine Capet
January 29, 2019

Although remembered and even lauded in the public mind as the British prime minister during the Second World War who played a major role in Allied victory over the Axis Powers and Japan, Winston Churchill had a life and political career before 1939 conditioned by fighting other wars and, in...

Opening Schools and Closing Prisons: Caring for destitute and delinquent children in Scotland 1812–1872

Opening Schools and Closing Prisons: Caring for destitute and delinquent children in Scotland 1812–1872

1st Edition

Andrew G. Ralston
June 28, 2018

The book covers the period from 1812, when the Tron Riot in Edinburgh dramatically drew attention to the ‘lamentable extent of juvenile depravity’, up to 1872, when the Education Act (Scotland) inaugurated a system of universal schooling. During the 1840s and 1850s in particular there was a move...

The British Army Regular Mounted Infantry 1880–1913

The British Army Regular Mounted Infantry 1880–1913

1st Edition

Andrew Winrow
June 28, 2018

The regular Mounted Infantry was one of the most important innovations of the late Victorian and Edwardian British Army. Rather than fight on horseback in the traditional manner of cavalry, they used horses primarily to move swiftly about the battlefield, where they would then dismount and fight on...

The Chartist General: Charles James Napier, The Conquest of Sind, and Imperial Liberalism

The Chartist General: Charles James Napier, The Conquest of Sind, and Imperial Liberalism

1st Edition

Edward Beasley
June 28, 2018

General Charles James Napier was sent to confront the tens of thousands of Chartist protestors marching through the cities of the North of England in the late 1830s. A well-known leftist who agreed with the Chartist demands for democracy, Napier managed to keep the peace. In South Asia, the same...

The Great Church Crisis and the End of English Erastianism, 1898-1906

The Great Church Crisis and the End of English Erastianism, 1898-1906

1st Edition

Bethany Kilcrease
June 28, 2018

This book traces the history of the "Church Crisis", a conflict between the Protestant and Anglo-Catholic (Ritualist) parties within the Church of England between 1898 and 1906. During this period, increasing numbers of Britons embraced Anglo-Catholicism and even converted to Roman Catholicism....

English Gentlemen and World Soccer: Corinthians, Amateurism and the Global Game

English Gentlemen and World Soccer: Corinthians, Amateurism and the Global Game

1st Edition

Chris Bolsmann, Dilwyn Porter
April 24, 2018

The significance of the Corinthians Football Club, founded in 1882, has been widely acknowledged by historians of football and by sports historians generally. As a ’super club’ comprising the best amateur talent available they were an important formative influence on football in Britain from the...

Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There?’

Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There?’

1st Edition

Robert Ledger
December 05, 2017

The premiership of Margaret Thatcher has been portrayed as uniquely ideological in its pursuit of a more market-based economy. A body of literature has been built on how a sharp turn to the right by the Conservative Party during the 1980s - inspired by the likes of Milton Friedman and Friedrich...

Liberal Reform and Industrial Relations: J.H. Whitley (1866-1935), Halifax Radical and Speaker of the House of Commons

Liberal Reform and Industrial Relations: J.H. Whitley (1866-1935), Halifax Radical and Speaker of the House of Commons

1st Edition

John A. Hargreaves, Keith Laybourn, Richard Toye
October 26, 2017

J.H. Whitley came from an established business family in Halifax, where he engaged in youth work and municipal politics before becoming MP for Halifax from 1900 to 1928. He was a Liberal Radical who worked with Labour, gave his name to the industrial councils of the First World War, was Speaker of...

Private Secretaries to the Prime Minister: Foreign Affairs from Churchill to Thatcher

Private Secretaries to the Prime Minister: Foreign Affairs from Churchill to Thatcher

1st Edition

Andrew Holt, Warren Dockter
July 27, 2017

The importance of the Prime Minister in British foreign policy decision-making has long been noted by historians. However, while much attention has been given to high-level contacts between leaders and to the roles played by the premiers themselves, much less is known about the people advising and...

Deprivation, State Interventions and Urban Communities in Britain, 1968–79

Deprivation, State Interventions and Urban Communities in Britain, 1968–79

1st Edition

Peter Shapely
July 25, 2017

Focusing on a series of policy initiatives from the late 1960s through to the end of the 1970s, this book looks at how successive governments tried to address growing concerns about urban deprivation across Britain. It provides unique insights into policy and governance and into the socio-economic...

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