Imperial war and the British working class
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Imperial war and the British working class working-class attitudes and reactions to the Boer War, 1899-1902. by R. Price

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A T its simplest level the argument for working-class support of imperialism finds evidence in the lack of mass opposition to the Boer War. It is assumed, as it was assumed by contemporaries, that the failure of the working class to respond to the immorality of the war illustrated its surrender to the prevailing enthusiasm for the : Richard Price. Get this from a library! An imperial war and the British working class: working-class attitudes and reactions to the Boer War, [Richard Price]. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. An imperial war and the British working class; working-class attitudes and reactions to the Boer War, in SearchWorks catalog. Author: David Silbey Publisher: Routledge ISBN: Size: MB Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi Category: History Languages: en Pages: View: Book Description: Millions of men volunteered to leave home, hearth and family to go to a foreign land to fight in , the start of the biggest war in British was a war fought by soldier-citizens, millions strong, most of whom.

Equally there was a striking contrast between Britain and Germany in World War I as the British stranglehold over sea-borne trade gradually brought the German economy to its knees. 1 Since Britain was not invaded and came out on the victorious side, it would seem likely that her domestic population suffered much less during World War I than.   This book was a milestone in English labour history, for it challenged the previously held belief that the working-class was simply jingoistic and 'pro-Boer'. The picture that Price paints is both ambiguous and complex, for the working-class could hold contradictory s: 1. In , the first of over million American servicemen arrived on British shores in preparation for the Allied offensives against Germany during the Second World War. That year, the United States' War Department published Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain to help soldiers, sailors and airmen – many of whom had never. Abstract. FROM the very earliest stages of the Second World War observers were sure that British class distinctions were being broken down. Vivienne Hall was a middle-class spinster in her early thirties, who lived at home with her mother in Putney in South West London, and worked as a shorthand-typist for the Northern Assurance Company in the City.

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