Radicalism and Revolution in Britain 1775-1848

Radicalism and Revolution in Britain 1775-1848 : Essays in Honour of Malcolm I. Thomis

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The spectre of revolution and the nature of radicalism in Britain from the late eighteenth century through to the age of the Chartists has for some time engaged the interest of scholars and been the topic of much debate. This book honours one of the subject's most renowned and respected historians, Professor Malcolm I. Thomis. In a collection distinguished by its formidable range of contributors, a series of stimulating essays explores and re-examines the threats and ideas of revolution and the byzantine networks and character of British radical culture in the turbulent and intriguing years between 1775 and 1848.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 140 x 216mm
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
  • XV, 242 p.
  • 134941008X
  • 9781349410088

Table of contents

Frontispiece; M.I.Thomis Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction. 'To Grow Gently Older and Wiser': Personal Reflections on Malcolm Thomis; M.T.Davis 'The Friends of America': British Sympathy with the American Revolution; H.T.Dickinson Two Doubting Thomases: The British Progressive Enlightenment and the French Revolution; J.Fruchtman, Jr The Political Showman at Home: Reflections on Popular Radicalism and Print Culture in the 1790s; J.Mee The Pop-Gun Plot, 1794; C.Emsley John Thelwall's Political Ambivalence: Reform and Revolution; M.Scrivener Wondering About Wonders: Paine, Constancio and The Age of Reason , 1794-97; H.O.Alves The United Irishmen and the Politics of Banishment, 1798-1807; M.Durey 'Good for the Public Example': Daniel Isaac Eaton, Prosecution, Punishment and Recognition, 1793-1812; M.T.Davis A Loyal Englishman?: John Lloyd and Aspects of Oath-Taking in 1812; B.Turner Spreading the Radical Word: The Circulation of William Hone's 1817 Liturgical Parodies; K.Grimes Political Economy and Popular Education: Thomas Hodgskin and the London Mechanics' Institute, 1823-28; G.Claeys 'Rural War' and the Missing Revolution in Early Nineteenth-century England; I.Dyck Whiggery and America: Accommodating the Radical Threat; P.Crook Controlling the Riots: Dickens, Barnaby Rudge and Romantic Revolution; I.McCalman Malcolm I. Thomis: A Bibliography Tabula Gratulatoria Index
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About Dr. Michael T. Davis

MICHAEL T. DAVIS was an undergraduate and postgraduate student whose research was supervised at the University of Queensland by Malcolm I. Thomis. Since completing his PhD in 1995 he has been an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in History at the University of Queensland. He is currently writing two histories of the London Corresponding Society and the Scottish Martyrs of the 1790s (both forthcoming from Macmillan).
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