Dickinson, G. Lowes. The Development of Parliament During the Nineteenth Century. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1895. viii, 183, 24 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774945; ISBN-10: 1584774940. Cloth. New. $80. * Considered "a brilliant essay on parliamentary reform" by Lunt, this study examines Parliament's gradual democratization of Parliament through the passage of the Reform Bills of 1832, 1867 and 1884, which expanded male suffrage, and other related acts. This historical account is then used to frame "one of the most important questions to which that process has given rise--the question of the competence of a democratic House of Commons to direct to a satisfactory issue the socialistic tendencies of the future.": Preface, [iii]. A remarkable study, it forecast the Labor Party's prominence during the twentieth century. Lunt, History of England 912 cited Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 209.
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