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Hardback:The campaigns of John Baxter Langley : a keen and courageous reformer / David George.:2021 Hardback The campaigns of John Baxter Langley : a keen and courageous reformer / David George.
The campaigns of John Baxter Langley : a keen and courageous reformer / David George.
Author: George, David,
Publication year: 2021
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781905816477 (hbk.) :
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Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Early Years of John Baxter Langley 2. A Radical Voice, 1848-1858 3. Supporting the Miners, 1859-1860 4. Fighting Slavery, 1861-1864 5. Demanding the Franchise, 1858-1869 6. Challenging Sabbatarianism, 1856-1869 7. Contesting Prejudice, 1870 8. Nurturing the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, 1872-1873 9. Aspiring to Parliament, 1865-1874 10. Improving Workers' Housing, 1870-1877 Conclusion Postscript Bibliography Index
This work details the life and political career of John Baxter Langley, a once infamous but now largely forgotten Victorian reformer. Through a chronological narrative of his activities the work also provides an overview of many of the more significant political causes of the mid-to late nineteenth century. Once notorious but now largely forgotten, the political idealist and radical John Baxter Langley was typical of the well-educated and ethical Victorians who struggled to create a fairer, more equal society. Through a long and wide-ranging career of political agitation he was a journalist, editor and owner of several newspapers, was prominent in the call for franchise reform, and opposedreligious legislation that prevented Sunday entertainment and education for working men and women. Langley was also integral to the founding of a trade union, campaigned for an end to public executions and built affordable housing in Battersea. Internationally, he condemned the Second Opium War, ex
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