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Author Schonhardt-Bailey, Cheryl, 1961-
Title From the corn laws to free trade : interests, ideas, and institutions in historical perspective / Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2006.

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Author Schonhardt-Bailey, Cheryl, 1961-
Subject Great Britain. Parliament -- Voting -- History -- 19th century.
Corn laws (Great Britain) -- History -- 19th century.
Free trade -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 426 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-408) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction : the puzzle -- Interests, ideas and institutions simplified : a demand- and supply-side perspective -- The demand side : the league, the landowners, and free trade ; Lessons in lobbying for free trade : to concentrate or not ; Nationalizing the interest in free trade ; The waning demand for protection : portfolio diversification of landowners ; Votes in Parliament, dissected into ideology, party, and interests -- The supply side. Conservatives who sounded like trustees but voted like delegates ; Repeal in historical context : key Parliamentary debates on the corn laws before 1846 ; Free trade's last hurdle : why the lords acquiesced ; Feeling the heat of the league? : how local newspapers affected MPs' voting on repeal ; Concluding thoughts on repeal and the road to democratic reform in nineteenth-century Britain.
Summary The overlapping and interacting forces that caused a Conservative government to repeal the protectionist Corn Laws against its own political principles and economic interests: extensive qualitative and quantitative analysis.
ISBN 9780262283205 (electronic bk.)
0262283204 (electronic bk.)
9781429477673 (electronic bk.)
1429477679 (electronic bk.)
0262195437 (alk. paper)
9780262195430 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 145732333
Additional Format Print version: Schonhardt-Bailey, Cheryl, 1961- From the corn laws to free trade. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2006 0262195437 9780262195430 (DLC) 2006043343 (OCoLC)64487357

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