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Speaking for the People: Party, Language and Popular Politics in England, 1867 1914 Jon Lawrence

Speaking for the People: Party, Language and Popular Politics in England, 1867 1914

Jon Lawrence

Published May 14th 1998
ISBN : 9780521470346
Hardcover
304 pages
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Speaking for the People examines the popular appeal of Liberal, Tory and Labour politics between 1867 and 1914. The main theme of the book is a recognition, and exploration, of the problematic relationship between political parties and the peopleMoreSpeaking for the People examines the popular appeal of Liberal, Tory and Labour politics between 1867 and 1914. The main theme of the book is a recognition, and exploration, of the problematic relationship between political parties and the people they sought to represent. The book challenges traditional ideas about the triumph of party after 1867, suggesting that politics remained much more fluid and unpredictable than historians have often allowed. It is this, the book suggests, that explains why politicians from most parties, including Labour, remained highly ambivalent about the likely consequences of further democratization.