Books by Sean Gabb
War and the National
for a British
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From the Author's Introduction:
"The purpose of this Bibliography is manifold. It aims to provide a wide ranging guide to Henry George’s work, to that of Georgist writers in the English language (i.e., primarily American and British), to the “precursors” of Georgism, and to its principal critics. It also offers a selective listing of the competing Land Nationalisation school. In addition it provides an extensive listing of the broader literature on the land question, emanating from liberal, radical, conservative and socialist writers. The relatively small body of secondary scholarship regarding land issues is also featured."
From the Editor's Introduction:
"These bibliographies are the work of one of the most thorough and generally the most remarkable scholars of his age. No doubt, they would have been much improved had he lived to complete them. As they stand, they give valuable guidance to all who would go into any of the vast and labyrinthine areas of knowledge that he was the first fully to survey, and that he made his own.
"This present volume contains his bibliography on the land question, which, in one form or another, was at the centre of English politics between about the middle of the eighteenth century and the Great War. If it has now been largely forgotten, no understanding of the period can approach completeness without some knowledge of how a man like Henry George could become the most controversial man of his age—more controversial, it may well be, even than Charles Darwin, and certainly more so than Karl Marx.
"Chris put this bibliography together in 2003, when he was hoping to become Director of Publicity for the Countryside Alliance. His argument was that this organization stood within a long tradition of debate, and that its present utterances would be much strengthened if they reflected an awareness of that debate. Sadly, the Countryside Alliance did not appoint Chris. However, if he was much cast down by this rejection, we can profit from his bibliography on the land question. So far as I can tell, nothing of its kind, not anything on its scale, had ever before been attempted. What we have here is a neat ordering—a neat ordering, and some description—of primary source material that possibly no one else had looked at together. Anyone who wants to write a biography of Henry George, or about the influence of the land question on English politics, is well-advised to start with this bibliography."
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Books by Chris R. Tame & Sean Gabb
The Land Question in
Classical Liberal Thought
and the "Georgist"
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