The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Landlordism and Liberty: Aristocratic Misrule And the Anti-Corn-Law League
From the time of its formation in 1839 until the repeal of the corn laws seven years later, the Anti-Corn-Law League agitated virtually without interruption for the total and immediate repeal of those laws which restricted by high import duties the importation of foreign grain into Britain. Headed by prominent northern industrialists including Richard Cobden, J. B. Smith, George Wilson, and John Bright, and centered in the cloth-manufacturing capital of Manchester, the League was the best financed and the most highly organized political pressure group that Britain had ever witnessed.
Volume 8, Number 2 (1987)
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Spall, Richard F. "Landlordism and Liberty: Aristocratic Misrule And the Anti-Corn-Law League." Journal of Libertarian Studies 8, No. 2 (1987): 213–236.