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Revolution, Radicalism and Reform
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  • ISBN:9780521567886
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):History
  • Author(s):Richard Brown
  • Available from: October 2000

An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history.

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    The years between the rise of William Pitt in the early 1780s and the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 saw Britain struggle with political and social tensions caused by the economic changes that began in the mid-eighteenth century. Changes in attitudes towards who could vote, how the poor should be treated, how towns should be governed and how popular protest should be conducted led to confrontations between different segments of society. Yet Britain escaped revolution. Resistance, radicalism and reform. Richard Brown explores key issues which help explain these developments of the period.

  • Contents
    • The AS textbooks are ideal for students who have never studied the history of these periods before. they provide detailed background information on the period studied, and include notes explaining key terms, lists of significant dates, and focus questions to consolidate learning.

    • All of the AS titles have been endorsed by OCR for use with their AS specification for history, and several of the titles will also be appropriate for Edexcel and AQA study units.

    • Many of the books include a seperate document section, where students can study and evaluate a range of source material.

    • Shorter themed books explore particular topics in greater depth. The topics examined can be linked with the period covering foundation texts, providing students and teachers with flexibillity in structuring A Level courses.

    • 1. Britain in the 1780s
    • 2. William Pitt, 1783-1801
    • 3. Tory dominance and decline, 1812-30
    • 4. The Whig reforms, 1830-41
    • 5. Redefining Toryism
    • 6. Peel and Ireland
    • 7. Britain at war, 1793-1815
    • 8. Foreign policy, 1814-41
    • 9. The first industrial nation
    • 10. Responding to economic change
    • 11. Children, work and education, 1833-53
    • 12. From Speenhamland to the new Poor Law, 1830-47
    • 13. Chadwick and public health, 1830-54
    • 14. Chartism
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