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The British Peace Movement 1870-1914 (Oxford Historical by Paul Laity

By Paul Laity

This can be the 1st unique scholarly learn of the overdue Victorian and Edwardian peace move, the campaigns of which made an important impression on political debate, specifically throughout the Franco-Prussian struggle (1870-1), the Bulgarian Atrocities crusade (1876-8), Britain's clash in Egypt (1882), the South African warfare (1899-1902), and the intensifying overseas situation ahead of 1914. mong the 1st to profit from the outlet of the Peace Society Archive, the ebook specializes in the really expert institutions on the center of the peace circulate. Paul Laity identifies the lifestyles of other programmes for the fulfillment of a simply, everlasting peace, and gives a brand new interpretation of the response of peace campaigners to struggle in 1914. whilst, his e-book makes an enormous and unique contribution to the heritage of renowned politics and political rules in Britain.

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Many speakers expressed their opposition to peaceat-any-price. 31 In response to other international crises, moreover, a number of artisans and other progressives were belligerently interventionist. When Russia suppressed the Polish rebellion in , for example, radical sympathy for the Poles led to support for some kind of British intervention, which occasionally took the form of demands for a military crusade. The Birmingham Congregationalist minister R. W. ’ Declaring himself 29 HP, Jan. , ; Mar.

5 3 Times,  Aug. , ; Bishopsgate Institute, ‘Workmen’s Peace Committee to the Working Men of Great Britain and Ireland’; Times,  Jan. , ; Bee-Hive,  Aug. , ;  Aug. , . 4 MB,  Aug. ; HP, Sept. , ; June , ; Aug. , –; MB,  Oct. ; LB, Joseph Cooper (assistant to Henry Richard) to George Eccarius, IWMA,  Aug. , copy; E. W. Sager, ‘The Working-Class Peace Movement in Victorian England’, Histoire sociale—Social History,  (), .

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