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Militarism, drill and elementary education : Birmingham nonconformist responses to conformist responses to the teutonic threat prior to the great war

Mangan, J. A. and Galligan, F. (2011) Militarism, drill and elementary education : Birmingham nonconformist responses to conformist responses to the teutonic threat prior to the great war. International Journal of the History of Sport, 28 (3-4). pp. 568-603.

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Abstract

Birmingham nonconformists, significant in number if not in class status, were responsible for making the city a pioneer in physical training in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They resisted, eventually successfully, military control of drill despite increasing national anxiety over the growing economic and military power of Germany and the associated perceived threat of war between ‘Anglo-Saxon' and ‘Teuton'. The city has a vision: physical training for all as a means of ensuring good health for all rather than simply for natural survival. It was a laudable, neorenaissance, humanistic approach in modern, capitalist, industrial commercial circumstances.

Item type: Article
ID code: 40569
Keywords: ideological combat, pioneering female physical education, physical training, syllabuses, Birmingham nonconformity, athleticism, dissent, physical fitness, dissenters, militarism, History (General), Arts and Humanities(all)
Subjects: History General and Old World > History (General)
Department: Faculty of Education > Educational Studies
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 16:18
Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 10:21
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40569

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