By Martin Hewitt

The sunrise of the inexpensive Press presents the 1st specific research of the mid-Victorian crusade for the repeal of the taxes on wisdom for over 100 years. utilizing the lately stumbled on papers of the organization for the promoting of the Repeal of the Taxes on wisdom and making the most of new sorts of examine made attainable by means of the digitisation of 19th century newspapers, it assesses the influence of the elimination of the final surviving criminal disabilities at the newspaper undefined, the character of journalism, and the cultures and practices of newspaper interpreting. The ebook demonstrates that the crusade opposed to the taxes on wisdom retained wide well known charm, and performed an immense position within the politics of mid-Victorian budgets. It not just makes a seminal contribution to the background of the 19th century press and print tradition, but additionally illuminates the tradition and politics of mid-Victorian Britain, bargains an incredible re-reading of the background of extra-parliamentary strain workforce politics and gives new insights into the origins of Gladstonian Liberalism.

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