Friendship, Trust, and Political Influence in Poor Working-Class Britain

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This paper looks at the political importance of friendships between religious and charitable visitors to poor working-class homes, and those they befriended there, in late 19th and early 20th century urban Britain. It argues that these relationships, in combination with a limited engagement by poorer working-class voters with Liberal and Conservative politicians and policies, and also a lack of intimate neighbourhood ties, may have significantly affected political behaviour and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41.1-41.11
JournalHistory Australia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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