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Contents List of Plates xviii List of Figure and Maps xx List of Tables xxi 1. england 1783-1846: a preview 1 The Economy: Crisis and Survival 2 An Old or New Regime? 24 The Politics of Theatre and the Theatre of Politics 31 2. politics in the time of pitt and fox, 1783-1807 39 The Launching of Pitt and the Destruction of Fox 41 Party Government or Broad Bottom? 47 The French Revolution and Political Realignment 57 'Pitt's Terror' 65 Irish Problems 74 French Wars 82 The Fall of Pitt 91 Peace and War 98 3. pittism and plutocracy: the social and psychological foundations 110 Court Whigs, Country Whigs, and the Conservative Reaction 110 Virtuous Economics 113 A New Vision of Government 119 Class Distinctions and Rentier Capitalism 124 The Late Hanoverian Aristocracy: Domination or Accommodation? 133 Commerce and the Quasi-Professions 141 Business Classes 152 Producers and Dealers: The Makings of a Lesser-Middle Class? 156 Civic Cultures: A Literary and Philosophical People 162 The Evangelical Revival 174 Slavery and National Mission: The Politics of Virtue 184 The Politics of Pittism: Rhetoric and Reality 188 4. politics in the time of liverpool and canning, 1807-1827 195 The Development of Two-Party Politics? 195 The Narrative Resumed: All-Out Warfare 210 Liberation and Liberalism 223 Victory, the Second Empire, and a Mistaken Case of National Identity 235 'A malady of Peace': The Foundations of Monetary Policy 251 Rethinking the Corn Laws 264 The Squires' Revolt 268 'Never a Controversial Cabinet': Lord Liverpool's System of Politics 274 The Reshuffle of 1821-1823 and the Origins of Cabinet Government 280 Divided Cabinets: Foreign and Economic Policies 286 5. ruling ideologies 309 'A Love of System' 309 Liberal Toryism versus High Toryism 314 Utilitarianism 328 Natural Theology in a Fallen World 332 The Paradoxes of Political Economy 342 Philosophic Whiggism 346 The Status of Women and Ideas about Gender 353 6. the crisis of the old order, 1827-1832 372 Coalition and the Canningite Flame 372 The Goderich File 376 The First Blow: Test and Corporation Act Repeal 379 The Second Blow: Catholic Emancipation 384 The Emancipation of Peel 391 Money and the Millennium 397 Ultra Tory Backlash 406 The Fall of the Pittite Regime 411 The Struggle for Reform 420 A Middle-Class Bill, or a case of Landed Reaction? 429 Appendix 6.1. The Status of the Borough Freeholders 437 Appendix 6.2. Split Voting, Straight Voting, and Plumping 437 7. contesting mechanical philosophy 439 The Evolutionary Moment: The Scientific Threat to Belief 441 From Romantic Science to Peelite Compromise 454 From Unitarianism to Liberal Anglicanism 460 The Oxford Movement 468 The Middle Ages, the 'Olden Time', and Ideas of Nation 475 From Romanticism to Socialism 487 8. politics in the time of melbourne and peel, 1833-1846 493 From Reform to Repeal: The Narrative Resumed 493 The Analysis Resumed: Party Politics without Parties 513 The Politics of Militant Dissent 524 Clouds in the West 538 Towards Free Trade: 'Mighty Athlete' or 'Wounded Giant'? 543 Towards the Pax Britannica 558 Imperial Onset 566 9. the condition and reconditioning of england 573 Social Crisis 573 The Origins of Social Policy 588 'System, Method, Science, Economy': Defining the Liberal State 599 Chartism 612 Class and Community 622 Mad Metropolis 625 10. afterwards: 'there are no barbarians any longer' 628 Chronology 639 Bibliography 664 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820.
National characteristics, English -- History -- 19th century.
National characteristics, English -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- History -- William IV, 1830-1837.
Great Britain -- History -- George IV, 1820-1830.
England -- Civilization -- 19th century.
England -- Civilization -- 18th century.