Chartism

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the principles of a body of 19th century English reformers who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people

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The Occupy Wall Street movement, for example, has its general assemblies; much like the Chartist movement had its general assembly rooms.
By expanding the chronology to 1870 he investigates the decline of the Chartist movement and follows the activities of its proponents into mid-century Liberal and Conservative politics, a subject that has interested recent historians.
And there has also been an emphasis on specific individuals attached to the Chartist movement such as Miles Taylor's highly engaging account of Ernest Jones.
Angry about low pay and bad working conditions, he became a leader in the Chartist movement and demanded major political reforms.
In England the Chartist movement was at its height while in Europe the revolutions of 1848 were changing the political landscape forever.
It was built in 1849 during the Chartist movement, which campaigned for social and economic reform.
The focus is on their motivation, their political principles, and their relations with the working-class leadership and rank-and-file of the Chartist movement.
The cartoon and accompanying "short biography" formed the first in a series of "Sketches of Female Politicians," but though Punch ridiculed Walker's subsequent lecture on the Constitution, it did not produce any further sketches, even though potential targets existed in the contemporary anti-Corn Law and anti-slavery societies as well as in the Chartist movement.
Where the Spencean interlude of the 1790s anchored the first half of the book, this second half is grounded in the exuberant flow of poetry through the Chartist movement of the 1830s and 1840s, and Janowitz shows how the interventionist poetics of Chartism developed "along two axes: that of ballad and song, and that of poetry shaped within the conventions of print-culture `aesthetic' poetry" (141).
He also veers away from religion to note interesting but rarely relevant connections between Shakespeare and the Chartist movement.
This study is most engaging in the latter part of the book where the politics of the anti-Poor Law constituencies in the northern industrial counties of England are linked to the political practices and discourses of the nascent Chartist movement.
I recall one stuffy summer afternoon nodding off while our teacher droned on about the Chartist Movement.
Press, 2009), women's place in the Chartist movement has been ignored, under the assumption that Chartism was a male movement, and Chartist poetry a male pursuit.
As a Birmingham MP he played a leading role in the campaign to reform the election laws and widen the franchise to working class people, and bought together rival wings of the Chartist movement to form a united campaign.