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The Letters of Arnold Stephenson Rowntree to Mary Katherine Rowntree, 1910–1918

The Letters of Arnold Stephenson Rowntree to Mary Katherine Rowntree, 1910–1918


Part of Camden Fifth Series

  • Date Published: March 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521800006

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  • This book provides a scholarly edition of the letters of A. S. Rowntree, prominent businessman and Quaker, to his wife, M. K. Rowntree. The letters cover the period 1910–1918, during which he was Liberal MP for York. The edition provides a unique window into the under-explored world of backbench Liberal MPs, especially those committed to the New Liberalism. It shows that the activities and opinions of MPs in this period cannot be understood without reference to the wider context of their lives, especially their religion, business interests and charitable work. The letters also provide significant new information on developments in Quaker thinking on social and political issues, the problems faced by pacifist MPs in World War One and how gender identities were constructed within political marriages in Edwardian Britain.

    • Important new source for politics in the 1910–1918 period
    • Illustrates problems faced by pacifists in the Great War
    • Shows how politicians' marriages worked in the early twentieth century
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521800006
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 225 x 148 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.477kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Letters 1910
    Letters 1911
    Letters 1912
    Letters 1913
    Letters 1914
    Letters 1915
    Letters 1916
    Letters 1917
    Letters 1918

  • Editor

    Ian Packer, Queen's University Belfast
    DPhil from University of Oxford. Teaching positions at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, University of Exeter, University of Teesside, Queen's University, Belfast. Publications - Lloyd George (Macmillan, 1998), Lloyd George, Liberalism and the Land (RHS/Boydell & Brewer, 2001), articles in English Historical Review and Scottish Historical Review.

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