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Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Michael Demson and Regina Hewitt (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Two hundred years after the massacre of peaceful protestors who had gathered in St Peter's Field, Manchester, to hear 'Orator' Henry Hunt speak for Parliamentary Reform, this volume brings together ... More


Introduction

Michael Demson and Regina Hewitt

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This Introduction provides an overview of the events that came to be known as the 'Peterloo Massacre' and of assessments that try to account for the violent reaction it received. Drawing on theories ... More


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