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THE CHARTISTS: PERSPECTIVES AND LEGACIES THE CHARTISTS: PERSPECTIVES AND LEGACIES
by Malcolm Chase

This book explores some of the main channels and by-ways in the history of Chartism - both in the UK and the wider world - it considers:
- The place of Chartism within the wider framework of Victorian
politics
- The Chartist Land Plan
- The impact of Canada’s 1837-8 rebellions on Chartism
- Chartism’s endurance in Wales beyond the 1839 Rising
- The role of children in Chartist campaigning
- Key questions in Chartist historiography
- Chartism’s impact on the mid-Victorian ethos of ‘self-help’, and
on the workings of parliamentary democracy

Malcolm Chase’s earlier book Chartism: A New History was hailed as a landmark in published works on Chartism. This collection, firmly located within Britain’s tradition of writing ‘history from below’, offers an unusually wide variety of stimulating perspectives on key issues in the history of what,effectively, was Britain’s civil rights movement. Written in an open, accessible style it will appeal to a wide range of readers, specialist and non-specialist alike.

Contents: The People’s Charter of 1838: The Chartist legacy for parliamentary democracy; The
leading question in Chartist historiography; ‘Our brothers in the holy cause of freedom’: British
radical responses to the Canadian Rebellions of 1837-38; ‘We wish only to work for ourselves’: the
Chartist Land Plan; 'Wholesome object lessons’: the Chartist Land Plan in retrospect; Rethinking
Welsh Chartism; The Chartist Penny Almanack; ‘Labour’s candidates’: Chartism at the parliamentary
polls; Chartism and 1848; Resolved in defiance of fool and of knave?: Chartism, children and
conflict; Chartism and the land: ‘The mighty people’s question’; Out of radicalism: the mid-Victorian
Freehold Land Movement. Index

ISBN. 978-0-85036-625-9

Paperback 234 x 156 mm. Approx. 260 pages

Published June 2015



Price:15.99



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