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p. 13623. Edwardian Years: A Crisis of the State Containedlocked

  • Christopher Harvie
  •  and H. C. G. Matthew


‘Edwardian Years: A Crisis of the State Contained’ is concerned with the genesis of the welfare state and the other changes of the Edwardian period. Social inquiries revealed the levels of poverty in Britain, but for the first time it was believed to be solvable. Between 1905 and 1914, Liberal governments passed measures to adjust for the failures of capitalism. House of Lords resistance to the tax increases led to removal of their veto power in 1911. Home Rule remained an issue but was not solved by 1914. Suffragettes campaigned for the vote and for a new concept of citizenship. Expansion of the trade unions strengthened the Labour Party.

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