The land issue and the future of Scottish liberalism in 1914

Packer, Ian (1996) The land issue and the future of Scottish liberalism in 1914. Scottish Historical Review, 75 (1). pp. 52-71. ISSN 0036-9241

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Full text URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/shr.1996.75.1.52

Abstract

This article examines the state of the Scottish Liberal Party in 1914 through the lens of its attitude to land reform, in particular Lloyd George's Land Campaign of 1912-14. It concludes that whilst the Scottish form of the Land Campaign was not as radical in some ways as its English counterpart, it was an effective way of holding Scottish Liberals together and persuading the whole party to gradually accept more social reform.

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Additional Information:This article examines the state of the Scottish Liberal Party in 1914 through the lens of its attitude to land reform, in particular Lloyd George's Land Campaign of 1912-14. It concludes that whilst the Scottish form of the Land Campaign was not as radical in some ways as its English counterpart, it was an effective way of holding Scottish Liberals together and persuading the whole party to gradually accept more social reform.
Keywords:Scottish politics, Land reform, Lloyd George, Liberal Party
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V212 Scottish History
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Humanities
ID Code:5715
Deposited By: Ian Packer
Deposited On:27 May 2012 20:17
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