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The Dignity of Chartism, Paperback / softback Book

The Dignity of Chartism Paperback / softback


This is the first collection of essays on Chartism by leading social historian Dorothy Thompson, whose work radically transformed the way in which Chartism is understood.

Reclaiming Chartism as a fully blown working-class movement, Thompson intertwines her penetrating analyses of class with groundbreaking research uncovering the role played by women in the movement.

Throughout her essays, Thompson strikes a delicate balance between on-the-ground accounts of local uprisings, snappy portraits of high-profile Chartist figures as well as rank-and-file men and women, and more theoretical, polemical interventions.

Of particular historical and political significance is the previously unpublished substantial essay coauthored by Dorothy and Edward Thompson, a superb piece of local historical research by two social historians then on the brink of notable careers.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781781688496



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