The British Peace Movement 1870-1914: British Peace Movement 1870-19

Hardcover | January 1, 2002

byPaul Laity

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This is the first detailed scholarly study of the late Victorian and Edwardian peace movement, the campaigns of which made a significant impact on political debate, especially during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1), the Bulgarian Atrocities campaign (1876-8), Britain's conflict in Egypt(1882), the South African War (1899-1902), and the intensifying international crisis before 1914. The movement's activists included Richard Cobden, Herbert Spencer, Keir Hardie, J. A. Hobson, and Norman Angell.Among the first to benefit from the opening of the Peace Society Archive, the book focuses on the specialized associations at the heart of the peace movement. Paul Laity identifies the existence of different programmes for the achievement of a just, permanent peace, and offers a new interpretationof the reaction of peace campaigners to war in 1914. At the same time, his book makes an important and original contribution to the history of popular politics and political ideas in Britain.

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This is the first detailed scholarly study of the late Victorian and Edwardian peace movement, the campaigns of which made a significant impact on political debate, especially during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1), the Bulgarian Atrocities campaign (1876-8), Britain's conflict in Egypt(1882), the South African War (1899-1902), and th...

Paul Laity is Senior Editor, London Review of Books.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:January 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199248354

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. 1816-1879: The Peace Society, the First International, and the Reform League2. 1870-1876: The Franco-Prussian War, the WPA, and Arbitration3. 1876-1880: the Peace Movement, the Eastern Question, and Jingoism4. 1880-1889: The IAPA, Egypt, and the IAL5. 1889-1899: The Friends' Peace Committee, the Universal Peace Congresses, Armaments, and Arbitration6. 1899-1907: The Hague Conferences and the South African War7. 1907-1914: The Pre-War Peace Movement8. The Reaction of the Peace Movement to European WarBibliographyIndex

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"Provides the first systematic, detailed study of peace movements in Victorian and Edwardian Britain . The British Peace Movement, 1870-1914 is a valuable addition to the literature of peace studies and enhances our understanding of Victorian and Edwardian politics and society."-- History: Reviews
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