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1st Edition

By John Walton


96 pages

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Chartism is an essential introduction to the movement, and examines the controversial debates surrounding the topic. As well as providing a concise period background, the author includes discussion of:

* the Chartists' economic, legislative and political goals

* patterns of regional and local support

* reasons for the Chartist decline

* the success of Chartism in the light of its goals and its influence over the Poor Law, Corn Laws, trade unions and factory reform

* the languages of Chartism - songs, gesture and propaganda.

About the Series

Lancaster Pamphlets

Lancaster Pamphlets provide a concise and up-to-date analysis of major historical topics covered by both the main A-Level syllabuses and by introductory courses in higher education. Lancaster Pamphlets is a series initiated and edited by the history department at Lancaster University.
Each pamphlet:
* provides an authoritative introduction to the topic
* brings the central themes and problems into sharper focus
* incorporates traditional and revisionist approaches
* uses the most recent research to stimulate critical thought and interpretation

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General