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British Political Culture 1832-1884- Tommy Pritchard

Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study, 2019/20, Semester 2
Professor Stephen Alford
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

A. Aspinall ed., The correspondence of Charles Arbuthnot, (London: Royal Historical Society, 1941)

Filson, A.W., and C.D.H. Cole, British working class movements : select documents,1789-1875.

Fulford, Roger, and Lytton Strachey ed., The Greville Memoirs, 8 vols, (London: Macmillan, 1938)

Hanham, H.J., The nineteenth-century constitution 1815-1914 : documents and commentary ISBN: 0521073510, (Cambridge: CUP, 1969)

Jennings, The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Rt Hon. John Wilson Croker, 3 vols, (London: John Murray, 1884)

Kebbel, T.E., ‘The Spirit of Party’, The Nineteenth Century., 11 (1882), pp.378-388

Lowe, Robert, Speeches and letters on Reform : with a preface, (London: Bush, 1867)

Malmesbury, Memoirs of an ex-minister : an autobiography ISBN: 9781344619462, 2 vols, (London: John Murray, 1884)

Smith, Paul ed., Lord Salisbury on politics : a selection from his articles in the Quarterly review, 1860-1883 ISBN: 0521083869, (London: CUP, 1972)

Young, G.M., and W.D.Handcock, English Historical Documents: 1833-1874, vol.IX, (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1957)

Seconday Material:

Aspinall, A., Politics and the press : c.1780-1850, (London: Home and Van Thal, 1949)

Aydelotte, William, ‘Parties and Issues in Early Victorian England’, The journal of British studies. ISSN: 0021-9371, 5, (1966) pp.95-114

Beales, Derek, ‘the Idea of Reform in British Politics, 1829-1850’, in Reform in Great Britain and Germany, ed. T.C.W. Blanning and Peter Wende, (oxford: Oup, 1999), pp.249-262

Bentley, Michael, Politics without democracy : Great Britain, 1815-1914 : perception and preoccupation in British government ISBN: 0631140212, (Oxford: Blackwells, 1985)

Bentley, Michael, ‘Henry Hallam Revisited’, in The historical journal. ISSN: 0018-246x, 55.2, (2012) pp.453-473

Blake, Robert, The Conservative Party from Peel to Thatcher, (London: Methuen, 1985)

Blaxill, Luke, ‘Electioneering, the Third Reform Act, and Political Change in the 1880s’, in Parliamentary history. ISSN: 0264-2824, 30.3 (2011), pp.343-373

Cameron, R.H., ‘Parties and Policies in Early Victorian Brtiain: A Suggestion for Revision’, in Canadian journal of history = Annales canadiennes d'histoire. ISSN: 0008-4107, 13, (1979) pp.375-393

Chase, Malcolm, ‘The Popular Movement for Parliamentary Reform in Provincial Britain during the 1860s’, Parliamentary history. ISSN: 0264-2824, 36.1, (2017)

Close, David, ‘The Formation of two-party alignment in the House of Commons between 1832 and 1841’, in English historical review. ISSN: 0013-8266, vol.LXXXIV, (Oxford: OUP, 1969), pp.25-48

Coleman, Bruce, Conservatism and the Conservative Party in nineteenth-century Britain ISBN: 0713164964, (London: Edward Arnold, 1988)

Cragoe, Matthew, ‘The Great Reform Act and the Modernization of British Politics: The Impact of the Conservative Associations’, The journal of British studies. ISSN: 0021-9371, 47.3 (2008), pp.581-603

Crook, Malcolm and Tom Crook, ‘The Advent of the Secret Ballot in Britain and France, 1789-1914: From Public Assembly to Private Compartment’, History. ISSN: 0018-2648, 92 (2007), pp.449-471

Evans, Eric J., The Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870, (London: Longman, 1983)

Evans, Eric J., Britain before the Reform Act : politics and society, 1815-1832 ISBN: 0582002656 (correct ; pbk); 0582343461,(Harlow: Longman, 1989)

Evans, Eric J., Parliamentary reform in Britain, c. 1770-1918 ISBN: 0582294673, (Harlow: Longman, 2000)

Garrard, John, Democratisation in Britain : elites, civil society and reform since 1800 ISBN: 0333646398; 0333646401 (pbk.) : £15.99, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002)

Gash, Norman, ‘Peel and the Party System 1830-1850’, in Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. ISSN: 0080-4401, 1 (1951) pp.47-69

Gash, Norman Politics in the age of Peel : a study in the technique of parliamentary representation, 1830-1850, (London: Faber & Faber, 1953)

Gash, Norman, ’The Organization of the Conservative Party 1832-1846: PART I: The Parliamentary Organization’, in Parliamentary history. ISSN: 0264-2824, 1, (1982) pp.137-159

Gash, Norman, ‘The Organization of the Conservative Party 1832-1846: PART I: The Electoral Organization’, in Parliamentary history. ISSN: 0264-2824, 2, (1983) pp.137-159

Gash, Norman, Pillars of government : and other essays on state and society c.1770 - c.1880 ISBN: 0713164638, (London: Edward Arnold, 1986)

Hawkins, Angus, Victorian Political Culture: Habits of Heart and Mind, (Oxford: OUP, 2015)

Hilton, Boyd, A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People, (Oxford, OUP, 2006)

Hoppen, K. Theodore, ‘Roads to Democracy: Electioneering and Corruption in Nineteenth‐Century England and Ireland’, in History. ISSN: 0018-2648, 81.264, (1996), pp.553-571

Jenkins, T.A., Parliament, party, and politics in Victorian Britain ISBN: 0719047463 (hardback : alk. paper); 0719047471 (pbk. : alk. paper), (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996)

Jenkins, T.A., ‘ The Whips in the Early Victorian House of Commons’, Parliamentary history. ISSN: 0264-2824, 19.2 (2000), pp.259-286

Kitson-Clark, G., The Making of Victorian England, (Abingdon: Routledge, 1962)

Koss, Stephen, The Rise and Fall of the Political Press in Britain: The Nineteenth Century, (London: Hamilton, 1981)

Lee, Alan J., The origins of the popular press in England, 1855-1914 ISBN: 0874718562 (hbk); 0709903618 (pbk), (London: Croon Helm, 1976)

Matthew, Colin ed., The nineteenth century : the British Isles, 1815-1901 ISBN: 0198731442; 0198731434 (pbk.) : £12.99 (Oxford: OUP, 2000)

Parry, Jonathan, The rise and fall of liberal government in Victorian Britain ISBN: 0300067186; 0300057792, (London: Yale University Press, 1993)

Parry, Jonathan, ‘1867 and the Rule of Wealth’, in Parliamentary history. ISSN: 0264-2824, 36.1, (2017)

Phillips, John and Charles Wetherell, ‘The Great Reform Act of 1832 and the political modernisation of England’, The American historical review. ISSN: 0002-8762, vol. C (1995) pp.411-436

Prest, John, Politics in the age of Cobden ISBN: 0333223497, (London: Macmillan, 1977)

Quinault, Roland, ‘Westminster and the Victorian Consitution’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. ISSN: 0080-4401, 6th ser., 11 (1992), pp.79-104

Richardson, Sarah, The political worlds of women : gender and politics in nineteenth century Britain ISBN: 9780415825665 (hardback) : £80.00; 9780203383612 (ebook), (Abingdon: Routledge, 2013)

Rix, Kathryn, ‘Hidden Workers of the Party: Professional Liberal Agents, 1885-1910’, Journal of Liberal History, 52 (2006), pp. 4-13 Available from:

Rix, Kathryn, ‘“The Elimination of Corrupt Practices in British Elections?” Reassessing the Impact of the 1883 Corrupt Practices Act’, English historical review. ISSN: 0013-8266, 123 (2008), pp.65-97

Rix, Katheryn, ‘The Second Reform Act and the Problem of Electoral Corruption’, in Parliamentary history. ISSN: 0264-2824, 36.1, (2017)

Roberts, Matthew, ‘Election Cartoons and Political Communication In Victorian England’, in Cultural and social history. ISSN: 1478-0038; 1478-0046, (2013) pp.369-395

Roper, Jon, ‘Party and Democracy in Nineteenth Century Britain’, in Parliaments, estates & representation = Parlements, états & representation. ISSN: 0260-6755, 3.1, (2010) pp.23-33

Salmon, Philip, Electoral reform at work : local politics and national parties, 1832-1841 ISBN: 0861932617, (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2002)

Shattock, Joanne, Politics and reviewers : the 'Edinburgh' and the 'Quarterly' in the early Victorian age ISBN: 0718512693, (Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1989)

Stedman Jones, Gareth, “Pressure from Without’: Karl Marx and 1867’, Parliamentary history. ISSN: 0264-2824, 36.1, (2017)

Taylor, Miles, ‘Interests, Parties and the State: The Urban Electorate in England c.1820-72’ in Party, state, and society : electoral behaviour in Britain since 1820 ISBN: 1859280463 (cloth), ed. Jon Lawrence and Miles Taylor, (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1997) pp.50-78

Thompson, Dorothy, The Early Chartists, (London: Macmillan, 1971)

Ward, Popular movements, c.1830-1850 ISBN: 0333074432; 0333111370 (pbk), (London: Macmillan, 1970)

This list was last updated on 27/01/2019