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Author Haapala, Taru,
Title Political rhetoric in the Oxford and Cambridge Unions, 1830--1870 / Taru Haapala.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]

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Series Studies in Modern History
Studies in modern history (Palgrave (Firm))
Subject Oxford Union.
Cambridge Union Society (University of Cambridge)
Rhetoric -- Political aspects.
Debates and debating.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1830-1837.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This text offers much-needed insight into the Oxford and Cambridge Unions and the important role they have played in 19th-century British political culture. Despite this role, or perhaps for that very reason, the Unions have received very little scholarly attention as to their political activities. This study will focus particularly on debating practices through which their members became knowledgeable of the parliamentary way of doing politics. More significantly, it uses the original Union records as primary research material to show that they also had unique political practices of their own. Presenting a detailed analysis of their debates, the book argues that the Unions should be appreciated as independent political arenas, not mere extensions of Westminster politics.
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction: The rhetoric of parliamentary debate -- Chapter 2: The Union Societies' role in the formation of a parliamentary culture of debate -- Chapter 3: Procedure and debate in the British parliamentary culture -- Chapter 4: The politics of agenda in the Union debates -- Chapter 5: The politics of debate in the Union Societies -- Chapter 6: Conclusion: Transfer of the rhetoric of procedure to British debating societies -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 31, 2017).
ISBN 9783319351285 (electronic bk.)
3319351281 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 968211838
Additional Format Print version: Haapala, Taru. Political rhetoric in the Oxford and Cambridge unions, 1830-1870. New York, NY : Macmillan Publishers Limited, [2016] Studies in modern history 9783319351278 (DLC) 19278568