Charles James Fox, 1749-1806: A Bibliography

Hardcover | October 1, 1991

byDavid R. Schweitzer

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Charles James Fox, the standard bearer of the reform Whig opposition in the late eighteenth century, was among the most colorful politicians of his era and perhaps its most arresting orator. Despite a career marked by shifting alliances and misadventures, Fox had a great impact on the development of nineteenth-century British political thinking, and such major prime ministers as Melbourne, Grey, and Russell looked, in part, to Fox's principles on liberty to guide their own actions. Today Fox is best remembered for his advocacy of the Libel Bill, a milestone in the history of English law; for his support of Catholic emancipation and the abolition of slavery, measures that became law after his death; and for his dedication to the rights of the common man. This volume is the first comprehensive bibliography of Fox, the "man of the people," and it provides an annotated guide to the manuscript and archival sources as well as his own writings and the extensive literature on his life and career. The volume begins with an analysis of Fox's life and impact and is followed by a chronology of major events in his career. The volume concludes with author and subject indexes. The bibliography is an essential reference tool for scholars and researchers investigating late eighteenth and early nineteenth British political and social history.

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Charles James Fox, the standard bearer of the reform Whig opposition in the late eighteenth century, was among the most colorful politicians of his era and perhaps its most arresting orator. Despite a career marked by shifting alliances and misadventures, Fox had a great impact on the development of nineteenth-century British political...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.48 × 6.42 × 0.81 inPublished:October 1, 1991Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313281181

ISBN - 13:9780313281181

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?This bibliography serves the needs of a wide audience. Its identification of manuscript collections in archives will be of interest to advanced researchers, while its listing of appropriate secondary materials will be an aid to scholars, students, and general readers using academic libraries.?-ARBA