The Land Question in Britain, 1750-1950

Hardcover | February 15, 2010

EditorMatthew Cragoe, Paul Readman

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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.

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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...

  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

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.71 × 5.64 × 0.84 inPublished:February 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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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