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London Chartism 1838–1848

London Chartism 1838–1848

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  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521893640

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  • This book, the first full-length study of metropolitan Chartism, provides extensive new material for the 1840s and establishes the regional and national importance of the London movement throughout this decade. After an opening section which considers the economic and social structure of early-Victorian London, and provides an occupational breakdown of Chartists, Dr Goodway turns to the three main components of the metropolitan movement: its organized form; the crowd; and the trades. The development of London Chartism is correlated to economic fluctuations, and, after the nationally significant failure of London to respond in 1838–9, 1842 is seen as a peak in terms of conventional organization, and 1848 as the high point of turbulence and revolutionary potential. The section concludes with an exposition of the insurrectionary plans of 1848.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521893640
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 158 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of illustrations
    Part I. The Character of London and its Chartism:
    1. Some aspects of London in the Chartist period
    2. The metropolitan economy
    3. A profile of London Chartism
    Part II. The Course of Events:
    4. The political background to Chartism
    5. 1838–1840: apathetic London
    6. 1840–1842: The success of London Chartism
    7. 1843–1847: difficult years
    8. The Irish
    9. 1848: turbulent London
    Part III. Disturbance and the Maintenance of Order:
    10. Metropolis and police
    11. Riot
    12. Riot: the maintenance of order
    13. The great meetings of 1848
    14. The great meetings: the maintenance of order
    Part IV. The Trades:
    15. Introduction
    16. The boot and shoemakers
    17. The tailors
    18. The building trades
    19. The silk-weavers
    20. The metal trades
    21. The furniture trades
    22. The hatters
    23. The leather trades
    24. The printing and book trades
    25. The jewellery trades and watchmaking
    26. The riverside trades
    27. The bakers
    28. The linen drapers' assistants - and other non-manual workers
    29. Labourers

  • Author

    David Goodway

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