The Dignity of Chartism

Thompson, Dorothy; Roberts, Stephen
Publisher:  Verso Books
Date Written:  09/06/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Pages:  240pp   ISBN:  9781781688496
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18415

Groundbreaking studies of Britain's first major working-class movement.

Abstract: 
From publisher:

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 ground-breaking research uncovering the role played by women in the movement.

Throughout her essays, Thompson strikes a delicate balance between down-to-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Of particular historical and political significance is the previously unpublished substantial essay co-authored by Dorothy and Edward Thompson, a superb piece of local historical research by two social historians then on the brink of notable careers.
With contributions by E. P. Thompson