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Unrespectable radicals? [electronic resource] : popular politics in the age of reform /
edited by Michael T. Davis, Paul A. Pickering.
imprint
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
description
xii, 224 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0754656195 (alk. paper), 9780754656197 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
isbn
0754656195 (alk. paper)
9780754656197 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11386136
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
A festschrift for Iain McCalman, the former director of the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University, who is a specialist in 18th- and early-19th-century British and European history. The authors have, variously, worked or been taught by him over the past 25 years: all have been inspired by him.
Long Description
In 1988 Iain McCalman's seminal work, The Radical Underworld, unravelled the complex and clandestine revolutionary networks of democrats that operated in London between 1790 and the beginnings of Chartism, to reveal an urban underworld of prophets, infidels, pornographers and rogue preachers where powerful satirical and subversive subcultures were developed. This present volume reflects and builds upon the diversity of McCalman's discoveries, to present fresh insights into the culture and operation of popular politics in the 'age of reform'. It is a coherent and integrated treatment of the subject that offers a window into this 'unrespectable' underworld and questions whether it was a blackguard subculture or a more complex and rich counter-culture with powerful literary, legal and political implications.This book brings together an international team of experienced scholars to explore the concepts and subjects pioneered by McCalman. The volume presents a focused and coherent review of popular politics, from the meeting rooms of a reform society and the theatre stage, to the forum of the courtroom and the depths of prison.
Main Description
This book brings together an international team of experienced scholars to honour Iain McCalman for his contribution to the field of British studies and to further explore the concepts and subjects he pioneered. Each of the contributors has been invited to take part in this volume and has submitted an original essay on the assigned topic, ensuring that the entire volume presents a focused and coherent review of popular politics, from the meeting rooms of a reform society and the theatre stage, to the forum of the courtroom and the depths of prison.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Introduction: history as innovation: the work of Iain McCalman
Unrespectable and reluctant radical: Benjamin Franklin as a revolutionary
The mob club? The London Corresponding Society and the politics of civility in the 1790s
The Magician No Conjuror: Robert Merry and the political alchemy of the 1790s
The theatre of crim.con.: Thomas Erskine, adultery and radical politics in the 1790s
Loyalty in an age of conspiracy: the oath-filled civil war in Ireland 1795-1799
Horrid Sympathy
Class, gender and British elections, 1794-1818
The military committee and the united Irishmen, 1798-1803
The radical underworld goes colonial: P.F. McCallum's Travels in Trinidad
Islam on the romantic period stage: Hyder Ali, Tippoo Saib and beyond the captivity narrative
The 'she-champion of impiety': a case study of female radicalism
Betrayal and exile: a forgotten Chartist experience
Index
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