By Dr Saunders Robert

The moment Reform Act, handed in 1867, created one million new electorate, doubling the voters and propelling the British nation into the age of mass politics. It marked the tip of a twenty yr fight for the operating type vote, during which seven diversified governments had promised swap. but the traditional works on 1867 are greater than 40 years outdated and no examine has ever been released of reform in previous decades.

This learn offers the 1st research of the topic from 1848 to 1867, starting from the loss of life of Chartism to the passage of the second one Reform Act. Recapturing the vibrancy of the problem and its position on the middle of Victorian political tradition, it focuses not just at the reform debate itself, yet on an entire sequence of comparable controversies, together with the expansion of alternate unionism, the influence of the 1848 revolutions and the dialogue of French and American democracy.

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