Joseph Chamberlain: Entrepreneur in Politics

Joseph Chamberlain: Entrepreneur in Politics

By: Peter T. Marsh (author)Paperback

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This is the first complete, single-volume biography of Joseph Chamberlain, the Birmingham industrialist who by the beginning of the twentieth century had effectively become the "first minister of the British Empire". Marsh dissects Chamberlain's political career, revealing his unconventional approach to Britain's problems before the first World War and highlighting the discontinuities, in particular his shift from Liberal to Conservative and from free trade to protectionist.

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Contents

The Roots of the Enterprise: c l7OO-l854; Screw King:1854-1869; The Transfer from Business to Politics: 1867-1874; Civic Investment: 1869-1880; Organizational Innovation: 1876-1880; Assertive Apprentice: 1880-1884; Rising Expectations: 1884-1885; Overextension: 1885; The Crash: 1885-1886; In Bankruptcy: 1886-1887; New Resources: 1887-1891; Divisional Manager: 1891-1895; Evading Discredit: 1895-1897; Imperial Investment: 1895-1898; Test of Investments: 1899; The Business of War: 1900-1902; Dual Directors: 1902-1903; Hastened Culmination: 1903; The All-Consuming Venture: 1903-1906; Paralysis: 1906-1914; Notes; Manuscript Collections Consulted.

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/04/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780300058017
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 744
  • ID: 9780300058017
  • weight: 1210
  • ISBN10: 0300058012

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