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Author Pickering, Paul
Title The People's Bread : A History of the Anti-Corn Law League
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2000
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Edition 1st ed
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- 2 'An Engine of Political Warfare' -- 3 A Nation of Repealers: The League in the English Provinces and Scotland -- 4 West Britons: The League in Wales and Ireland -- 5 The Organ of Veneration: The League and Religion -- 6 'The Petticoat Politicians of Manchester': Women and the League -- 7 'The People's Grain': The League and the Working Class -- 8 'A Guerilla Warfare': The League and Parliament -- 9 Theatres of Discussion: League Meetings and Rituals -- 10 'The Progeny of Mammon': A Biographical Analysis of the Manchester Anti-Corn Law Association Council, 1839-40 -- 11 Conclusion: 'A Long and Doubtful Road' -- Appendix 1: Anti-Corn Law Associations, 1838-44 -- Appendix 2: Localities Represented at League National Delegate Conferences -- Appendix 3: Members of Parliament who Voted for Total and Immediate Repeal, 1842-46 -- Appendix 4: Manchester Anti-Corn Law Association Council, 1839-40 -- Appendix 5: Occupation Profile of the Manchester ACLA Council, 1839-40 -- Select Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Formed in 1839, the Anti-Corn Law League was one of the most important campaigns to introduce the ideas of economic liberalism into mainstream political discourse in Britain. Its aspiration for free trade played a crucial role in defining the agenda of nineteenth-century liberalism and shaping the modern British state. Its faith in the free market still resonates in Britain's public policy debates today. This is the first comprehensive study of the League which makes use of recent methodological developments in social history
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Pickering, Paul The People's Bread : A History of the Anti-Corn Law League London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2000 9780718502188
Subject Anti-Corn-Law League.;Corn laws (Great Britain) -- History -- 19th century.;Protectionism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.;Free trade -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.;Grain trade -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
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