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Chartism Bibliography: Leaders and Followers

Many of the leading Chartists wrote their own, frequently self-justifying autobiographies. Though these often contain valuable information, their analysis of events is far from objective and, in some cases decidedly misleading. G. D. H. Cole Chartist Portraits, Macmillan, 1940 marks … Continue reading

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Chartism Bibliography: Chronology

Chartism as a cultural force Recent years have seen the publication of several works that focus on the cultural dimension of Chartism. Hugues Journès Une Littérature Révolutionnaire en Grande-Bretagne: La Poésie Chartiste, Paris, 1991 provides an excellent overview. There are … Continue reading

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Chartism Bibliography: Causes and Local Studies

What caused Chartism? On the 1830s and the Whigs in general, see Geoffrey Finlayson England in the Eighteen Thirties, Edward Arnold, 1969, Ian Newbould Whiggery and Reform 1830-41: the politics of government, Macmillan, 1990 and Peter Mandler Aristocratic Government in the … Continue reading

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Chartism Bibliography: General books on Chartism and historiography

Edward Royle Chartism, Longman, 3rd ed., 1996, Asa Briggs Chartism, Sutton, 1998, Richard Brown Chartism, Cambridge, 1998, Harry Browne Chartism, Hodder & Stoughton, 1999, John Walton Chartism, Routledge, 1999 and Eric Evans Chartism, Longman, 2000 form the most accessible general … Continue reading

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Chartism Bibliography: Context

It is important to place Chartism in the context of the ‘radical tradition’ that developed after the end of the French Wars in 1815.  Radical Politics 1815-1830 Luddism was largely over by 1815 but Malcolm Thomis The Luddites: Machine-breaking in … Continue reading

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Chartism Bibliography: General Works

The introductory section contains general works in which Chartism plays an important part, bibliographical references for those who want to follow up particular issues and a short list of books of documents (some with commentaries; others without). General surveys Edward … Continue reading

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