The Suffrage Campaign
Catherine Hall’s article on the circumstances surrounding the 1867 Reform Act (nlr 208) could not, as your editorial notes, be more relevant to political debate today. It is truly a history of the present day. As Hall suggests, the issues of race, class and gender which are central to political debate today were also the central issues at the time of one of the formative measures of the modern British state—the 1867 Reform Act.
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