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William Cobbett, ‘Resurrection Man’: The Peterloo Massacre and the Bones of Tom Paine

Katey Castellano

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/9781474428569.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses William Cobbett's relationship to the Peterloo Massacre. First, it examines Cobbett's 'To the Journeymen and Labourers' (1816), a cheap, mass-produced pamphlet that provoked ... More


The persistence of the discourse of starvation in the protests of the poor

Carl J. Griffin

in The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145628
eISBN:
9781526152022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145635.00009
Subject:
History, Social History

The bitter repression of the national wave of riots during the subsistence crises of 1795-6 and 1800-1 led to the end of the food rioting tradition. Only in the ‘Hungry Forties’ was hunger ... More


Radical Essayist

Kevin Gilmartin

in William Hazlitt: Political Essayist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198709312
eISBN:
9780191785405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709312.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Hazlitt was more involved with the mainstream radical press than has often been acknowledged. Even the essay form, sometimes taken to distinguish his polite style from a more plebeian radical manner, ... More


The Emergence of Clapham 1795–1799

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter links Hannah More to her friends in the Evangelical Clapham Sect, notably William Wilberforce, Henry Thornton, Zachary Macaulay, and James Stephen. The foundation of the Church ... More


Radicalism and the Military, 1790–1860

Nick Mansfield

in Soldiers as Citizens: Popular Politics and the Nineteenth-Century British Military

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620863
eISBN:
9781789623772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620863.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter reviews radical political attitudes to the military, especially criticism of purchase of officers’ commissions and the punishment floggings of the rank and file. It gives an account of ... More


Universal philanthropy versus patriotism: the impact of the French Revolution, 1789–1815

Hugh Cunningham

in The Reputation of Philanthropy since 1750: Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526146380
eISBN:
9781526152077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526146397.00012
Subject:
History, Social History

The French Revolution was generally welcomed by those of a philanthropic disposition. The chapter opens with a cameo role for William Wordsworth who planned a politically radical journal to be called ... More


Joining up the dots: contingency, hindsight and the British insurrectionary tradition

John Stevenson

in The Cato Street Conspiracy: Plotting, Counter-Intelligence and the Revolutionary Tradition in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526144980
eISBN:
9781526150547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144997.00008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Explores the role of chance and contingency in ensuring that high-profile London sympathisers with the cause of radical change did not join the Cato Street Conspiracy.


Resituating Radicalism

Craig Calhoun

in The Roots of Radicalism: Tradition, the Public Sphere, and Early Nineteenth-Century Social Movements

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226090849
eISBN:
9780226090870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090870.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses different meanings of radicalism, with an emphasis on the importance of radicalism that reflects roots in existing social order or culture more than a complete rationalist ... More


Driving Back with George Eliot: Locality and National Memory in Felix Holt, the Radical

Ruth Livesey

in Writing the Stage Coach Nation: Locality on the Move in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198769439
eISBN:
9780191822438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769439.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

George Eliot’s Felix Holt, The Radical (1866) opens with a stage coach journey that introduces the political uncertainties of Britain at the time of the 1832 Reform Act. This sets out a recurring ... More


Advice Manuals and Social Commentary

George Meredith

in Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173178
eISBN:
9780300189100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173178.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the many themes and emotions—angst, jealousy, fear, and other emotives—surrounding “Modern Love” through the context and environment portrayed in the advice manuals and conduct ... More


Participation: The Right of Rights

Jeremy Waldron

in Law and Disagreement

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262138
eISBN:
9780191682308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262138.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter defines what William Cobbett means by ‘the right of rights’. It asks what sort of right this is and how it can be justified. How important, the chapter asks, is it in relation to other ... More


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