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Description - Public Life and Public Lives by Nancy LoPatin-Lummis

Richard W. Davis, a self-described political historian, devoted his career to understanding, in his own words, 'the play of power and influence and how they are mobilized to get things done.' The central question he asked and those repeated by the contributors in this volume to honour him are straightforward: how did individuals envision the public good in modern Britain and how, through religious and moral beliefs, coupled with wisdom and political savvy, could they improve the public good through the ever-changing nineteenth century political institutions. The essays in this volume range from studies of local electoral politics and parliamentary reform campaign to national political party organization, high politics and the role religion and empire played in the creation of national policy. They also examine the influence of individuals on the political process through their professional work in historical and philosophical writing, journalism and missionary work at home and abroad. They bring new original research in the area of modern British political history together in Parliamentary History.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405181600
ISBN-10: 1405181605
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 156mm x 8mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nancy LoPatin-Lummis

Nancy LoPatin-Lummis is Professor of Modern British History at University of Wiscsonsin-Stevens Point. She has published Political Unions, Popular Politics and the Great Reform Act of 1832 (1999), is co-general editor of Lives of Victorian Political Figures Series and articles on parliamentary and popular political history in Journal of British Studies, Parliamentary History, Journal of Victorian Culture, Midland History and other journals. She received her PhD from Washington University in St Louis in 1988 and was a student of Richard W. Davis.