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The British Peace Movement 1870-1914

Paul Laity


This book covers the late Victorian and Edwardian peace movement, the campaigns of which made a significant impact on political debate, especially during the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871), the Bulgarian Atrocities campaign (1876–1878), Britain's conflict with Egypt (1882), the South African War (1899–1902), and the intensifying international crisis before 1914. The movement's activists included Richard Cobden, Herbert Spencer, Keir Hardie, J. A. Hobson, and Norman Angell. Among the first to benefit from the opening of the Peace Society Archive, the book focuses on the specialised association ... More

Keywords: Britain, peace movement, Franco-Prussian War, Bulgarian atrocities, Egypt, South African War, Richard Cobden, Herbert Spencer, Norman Angell, Peace Society Archive

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248353
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248353.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Laity, author
Senior Editor, London Review of Books