Political Unions, Popular Politics and the Great Reform Act of 1832

  • Nancy D. LoPatin

Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  3. Nancy D. LoPatin
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  4. Nancy D. LoPatin
    Pages 171-173
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 174-236

About this book


This book is the first on the creation, development and influence of popular politics, specifically the role of Political Unions, on the Great Reform Act of 1832. Political Unions and the force of public opinion played a vital role in seeing the Reform Bill through Parliament and setting England on the path of peaceful, legislative reform. Their emphasis on representing the 'industrious' classes linked the Unions to the emerging debates - political and socio-economic - in later Victorian Britain and the evolution of British participatory democracy.


democracy England parliament politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Nancy D. LoPatin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40867-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37102-6
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