This monograph provides a detailed account of one of England's most important cities at a crucial period in the development of popular democracy. It traces the sectarian conflicts, ethnic tensions and social adjustments of Liverpool as they affected, and indeed still affect, the city's politics. It addresses the historical anomaly of Liverpool's loyalty to the Conservative party; anomalous because the Liberals had a firm grip on power in every other great northern city of the period.

chapter |5 pages


chapter 1|18 pages

Politics in Liverpool Before 1835

chapter 2|20 pages

Liberal Rule: 1835–1841

chapter 3|22 pages

The Politics of Discord

chapter 4|30 pages

Party Division and Organization

chapter 5|22 pages

Liverpool Politics in the New Reform Era

chapter 6|10 pages

Education and Division

chapter 7|23 pages

Conservative Ascendancy Re-Established

chapter 8|11 pages

Temperance and Home Rule

chapter 9|32 pages

Liverpool and Imperial Politics

chapter 10|34 pages

Tory Democracy and the Politics of Purity

chapter |4 pages