This text has established itself as the best short account of the Chartist movement available. It considers its origins and development, placing the movement within its broad social and economic context. Dr Royle also provides clear analysis of its strategy and leadership and assesses the conflicting interpretations for the failure of Chartism.
Part One: The Background. 1. The New Society. 2. Political Origins. Part Two: Analysis. 3. 1836 - 1840: The Years of Promise Unfulfilled. 4. 1840 - 1847: The New Moves and the New Hopes. 5. 1848 - 1858: Reconciliation to Defeat. 6. Strategy. 7. Leadership. 8. Localities. 9. National Communications. 10. Rank and File. 11. Chartist Culture. Part Three: Assessment. Part Four: Documents. Chronology. Bibliography. Index.
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