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Titel: The Political Life of Josiah C. Wedgwood. ...
Verlag: Boydell, Woodbridge
Zustand: As New
xi 230p hardback, white illustrated cover, green lettering to spine, an excellent clean copy, unread, like new, this title was published in the series Studies in History. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 170849
Inhaltsangabe: In his day, `Josh' Wedgwood was one of Britain's best-known and most outspoken Radical politicians. He served in three wars, and, in a Parliamentary career lasting from 1906 to 1943, first with the Liberals, and then with Labour, he fought to uphold personal liberty and to limit the power of the state. Instead of the collectivism of socialists or social imperialists, Wedgwood advocated a Radical vision of Victorian Individualism as the solution to the problems of social inequality at home and growing threats abroad that Britain faced in the first half of the twentieth century. His support of individual freedom, a redistribution of landowner's wealth, and a voluntary and democratic British Empire received only limited support in his own lifetime, but he fought for them with vigour and passion throughout his career. This study of his life throws new light upon some of the defining ideological and policy issues of the most turbulent period of modern British history. Paul Mulvey teaches at the London School of Economics.
Inhaltsangabe: New study of the Radical politician Josiah Wedgwood, setting him in context and illuminating many of the political issues of the time.
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