The Black Book and the reform of public life in early nineteenth-century Britain
Cawood I (2022) The Black Book and the reform of public life in early nineteenth-century Britain. Journal of Liberal History, (113), pp. 6-17. https://liberalhistory.org.uk/journal-articles/the-black-book-and-the-reform-of-public-life-in-early-nineteenth-century-britain/
This article traces the story of an exposé of establishment nepotism and venality 200 years ago, which reanimated the movement for parliamentary reform and contributed to the roots of Liberalism and to modern definitions of corruption and standards in public life.
Corruption; Public Service; British Political History; Nineteenth Century; Radicalism; Periodical
Journal of Liberal History, Issue 113
|Funders||AHRC Arts and Humanities Research Council|
|Publication date online||24/01/2022|
|Date accepted by journal||01/07/2021|