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British Political Culture and the Idea of `Public Opinion', 1867-1914
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Acknowledgements; Introduction: rethinking public opinion in late nineteenth-century Britain; 1. An open demos? The public and the question of membership; 2. The ghost in the machine: locating public opinion; 3. The mind of the nation? Reason and the public; 4. Political economy and the idea of 'public opinion'; 5. Representing labour: the labour movement, politics and the public; 6. Conclusion: 'public opinion' and political culture in Britain, 1870-1914.

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An examination of how 'public opinion' functioned as a concept in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain.

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James Thompson is a Senior Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Bristol. His research focuses primarily upon the political and intellectual culture of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. He has published articles on a wide variety of aspects of modern British history, including trade union law, class and political language, and political posters.

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'... there is plenty of rich and exciting material here, and the collection is doubtless a useful addition to the existing scholarship.' Ben Weinstein, Reviews in History

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