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The Resource Soldiers as citizens : popular politics and the nineteenth-century British military, Nick Mansfield, (electronic resource)

Soldiers as citizens : popular politics and the nineteenth-century British military, Nick Mansfield, (electronic resource)

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Soldiers as citizens : popular politics and the nineteenth-century British military
Title
Soldiers as citizens
Title remainder
popular politics and the nineteenth-century British military
Statement of responsibility
Nick Mansfield
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Language
eng
Summary
Rank and file soldiers were not ‘the scum of the earth’ but included a cross section of working-class men, who retained their former civilian culture. While they often exhibited pride in regiment and nation, soldiers could also demonstrate a growing class consciousness and support for political radicalism. The book will challenge assumptions that the British army was politically neutral, if privately conservative, by uncovering a rich vein of liberal and radical political thinking among some soldiers, officers and political commentators. This ranges from the Whig ‘militia’ tradition, through radical theories on tactics and army reform, to attempted ultra-radical subversion amongst troops, and the involvement of soldiers in riots and risings. Case studies are given of individual 'military radicals', soldiers or ex-soldiers who were reforming and later socialist activists. Popular anti-French feeling of the Napoleonic Wars is examined, alongside examples of rank and file bravery which fostered widespread loyalty and patriotism. This contributed to soldiers being used successfully in strike breaking, and deployed against rioters or Chartist revolts. By the late Victorian period, popular imperialism was an important part of working-class support for Conservatism. The book explores what impact this had on rank and file soldiers, whilst outlining minority support for socialism.--
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  • bibliography
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  • Studies in labour history
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  • Soldiers
  • Sociology, Military
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Soldiers as citizens : popular politics and the nineteenth-century British military, Nick Mansfield, (electronic resource)
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9781789624939
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(OCoLC)1120696650
Label
Soldiers as citizens : popular politics and the nineteenth-century British military, Nick Mansfield, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctvpwhd9x
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ybp300835413
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781789624939
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1120696650

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