Peel & the Conservative Party 1830-1850
By Paul Adelman
Pearson Education / Longman
144 pages, Illustrated
$36.50 Paper original
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Sir Robert Peel dominated political life for more than two decades and has been described as the 'founder of modern conservatism.' This book analyzes the career of Sir Robert Peel in relation to the development of the Conservative Party in the early 19th century. It discusses Peel's conception of Conservatism, and his work as Prime Minister.
PART 1 THE EMERGENCE OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY:
Peel and Toryism; Peel in opposition 1830-41 - Peel's conservatism, Conservative recovery; Peel in power 1841-45 - Peel as Prime Minister, social distress and disorder, finance and free trade, social reform, Ireland; Conservative opposition to Peel 1841-45.
PART 2 THE BREAK-UP OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY:
The Corn Laws crisis; Peel and the Peelites.
PART 3 ASSESSMENT.
PART 4 DOCUMENTS.
FeaturesReturn to main page of Trans-Atlantic Publications
* analyses the tensions within the party between 1830-1850
* clear assessment of the Corn Laws crisis which led to the split between tree-trade and Protectionists
* addresses questions about the political party system - responsibilities of the leader
* considers the development of political parties, the responsibility of the party leader to his members, to the electorate and to the nation