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The Resource Dr. Macnamara, 1861-1931, Robin Betts

Dr. Macnamara, 1861-1931, Robin Betts

Label
Dr. Macnamara, 1861-1931
Title
Dr. Macnamara, 1861-1931
Statement of responsibility
Robin Betts
Title variation
Doctor Macnamara, 1861-1931
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This well-researched historical biography is the first on Dr T. J. Macnamara, the first ex-elementary teacher to win a government post. Colleague and close friend of Lloyd George, and praised by Winston Churchill, Macnamara was an educationist, journalist and Cabinet Minister. This study of his life and career makes a major contribution to educational history as well as to the history of the Liberal Party, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and British political history generally. Fascinating details of Macnamara#x92;s pre-Parliamentary career are provided and, alongside the biographical account, the book deals with a range of major issues with which Macnamara was involved. In education, government control of school funding and the curriculum in the 1890s is considered together with the emergence of elementary school teachers as powerful public figures, the operation and decline of London#x92;s first education system (the London School Board 1870#x96;1904), and resistance (especially in Wales) to Balfour#x92;s 1902 Education Act. Defence issues feature: a view of the First World War arms race from inside the Admiralty; the Admiralty during the First World War from the standpoint of the only government minister who held the same office throughout the hostilities, working with, among others, Churchill and Balfour. Macnamara#x92;s establishment of the dole on response to the post-war economic slump, 1920#x96;22, is also considered. Important analysis is included of the fragmentation of the Liberal Party in the 1920s, leaving Macnamara as one of the last of Lloyd George#x92;s supporters.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Betts, Robin
Dewey number
  • 941.082/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.M34
LC item number
B48 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macnamara, T. J.
  • Great Britain
  • Politicians
  • Teachers
  • Macnamara, T. J.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Politics and government
  • Politicians
  • Teachers
  • Great Britain
Label
Dr. Macnamara, 1861-1931, Robin Betts
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-407) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
276177492
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (414 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846312984
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gnzcgj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276177492
Label
Dr. Macnamara, 1861-1931, Robin Betts
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-407) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
276177492
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (414 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846312984
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gnzcgj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276177492

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