The Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950 by M. CragoeThe Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950 by M. Cragoe

The Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950

EditorM. Cragoe, P. Readman

Hardcover | January 20, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info

$137.91 online 
$156.00 list price save 11%
Earn 690 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


The ‘Land Question’ occupied a central place in political and cultural debates in Britain for nearly two centuries. From parliamentary enclosure in the mid-eighteenth century to the fierce Labour party debate concerning the nationalisation of land after World War II, the fate of the land held the power to galvanize the attention of the nation.
  MATTHEW CRAGOE   is Professor of Modern British History, University of Hertfordshire, where he is also Associate Dean of Humanities, Law and Education. PAUL READMAN  is Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, King’s College London, where he is also Head of the History Department
Title:The Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:January 20, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023020340X

ISBN - 13:9780230203402


Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables * Acknowledgements * List of Abbreviations * Notes Contributors *
Introduction; M.Cragoe& P.Readman * The Common Field Landscape, Cultural Commemoration, and the Impact of Enclosure, c.1770-1850; I.Waites * ‘Witnesses for the defence’: the Yeomen of Old England and the Land Question, c.1815-1837; K.Beresford * Chartism and the Land: ‘the mighty people’s question’; M.Chase * The ‘Manchester School’ and the Landlords: the Failure of Land Reform in Early Victorian Britain; A.Howe * ‘A contemptible mimic of the Irish’: the Land Question in Victorian Wales; M.Cragoe * Setting the Heather on Fire: the Land Question in Scotland, 1850-1914; E.Cameron * Irish Land and British Politics; P.Bull * Richard Cobden, J. E. Thorold Rogers and Henry George; A.Taylor * London and the Land Question c.1880-1914; R.Quinault * The Edwardian Land Question;  P.Readman * Unemployment, Taxation and Housing: the Urban Land Question in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Britain; I.Packer *
Land Reform and the English land Market, 1880-1925; J.Beckett & M.Turner * Socialism and the Land Question: Public Ownership and Control in Labour Party Policy, 1918-1950s; C.Griffiths
* Epilogue: the Strange Death of the English Land Question; F.M.L.Thompson