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The Political Writings of Richard Cobden

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108036733

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  • Richard Cobden (1804–65) was the leading liberal thinker of his generation, and it was primarily through his efforts that the Corn Laws were repealed and that classical liberalism became the dominant political theory of the United Kingdom for over half a century. His first pamphlet was published in 1835 and his last in 1862. This collection was published two years after his death, and was regularly reprinted on both sides of the Atlantic well into the twentieth century. Volume 1 includes Cobden's first two pamphlets, England, Ireland and America and Russia, which argue that British foreign policy benefited only the 'establishment' whilst the people were forced, through excessive taxation, to finance military adventures. Volume 2 contains Cobden's later writings. With a background of war in the Crimea and the United States, his emphasis shifts from advocating free trade to the need to promote international treaties and co-operation.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108036733
    • dimensions: 214 x 140 x 55 mm
    • weight: 1.33kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: England, Ireland, and America: England
    Russia: Russia, Turkey, and England
    Poland, Russia, and England
    The balance of power
    Protection of commerce
    1793 and 1853:
    1. Belief concerning the last French war
    2. Historical sources of information
    3. Value of correct views of the war. Volume 2: Letter to Henry Ashworth, Esq.
    How wars are got up in India
    What next - and next?
    The three panics: an historical episode

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    Richard Cobden

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