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Richard Cobden

Independent Radical

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674330818

Publication Date: 01/01/1986

465 pages


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  • I. Manchester Manufacturer, 1832–1838
    • 1. Family and Finances
    • 2. Education, Travel, and Authorship
    • 3. The Political Setting
    • 4. Political Beginnings
    • 5. Advances and Setbacks
    • 6. The Incorporation of Manchester
  • II. Agitator, 1838–1846
    • 7. Founding the Anti-Corn Law League
    • 8. Building an Agitation
    • 9. The League and Electoral Politics
    • 10. The Crisis of 1842
    • 11. The Long Haul
    • 12. The Key to Victory?
    • 13. Victory
  • III. Schoolmaster, 1846–1856
    • 14. Transitions
    • 15. The Manchester School and Post-Repeal Politics
    • 16. The Manchester School and Educational Reform
    • 17. The Pursuit of Peace
    • 18. Protecting the Peace
    • 19. War
  • IV. Diplomatist, 1856–1865
    • 20. Postwar Casualties
    • 21. Negotiating a Treaty
    • 22. The Third French Invasion Panic
    • 23. Britain and the American Civil War
    • 24. The Elder Statesman of Radicalism
  • Abbreviations
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

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