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The Poetry of the Chartist Movement A Literary and Historical Study (Studies in Social History) by Ulrike Schwab

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


  • Poetry & poets,
  • Social history,
  • Political Science,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Working class writings, English,
  • 19th Century English Poetry,
  • Poetry,
  • English,
  • History: World,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • England,
  • History and criticism,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Poetry / Single Author / British & Irish,
  • Political Science / History & Theory,
  • Political Science : History & Theory - General,
  • English poetry,
  • 19th century,
  • Great Britain,
  • History,
  • Literature And Society

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7807109M
ISBN 100792321103
ISBN 109780792321101

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Between and , the leading Chartist newspaper, the Northern Star, published over poems written by more than poets - as the readership of the Northern Star numbered hundreds of thousands, these poems were amongst the most widely read of the Victorian era. This book offers a complete record of all the poems by:   The Poetry of the Chartist Movement by Ulrike Schwab, , available at Book Depository with free delivery : Ulrike Schwab. This book is a comprehensive analysis of a neglected aspect of Chartism, its poetry. In order to show how much this poetry can contribute to a deeper understanding of the movement, the poems are treated as literary pieces and as historical sources. An Anthology of Chartist Poetry: Poetry of the British Working Class, ss. An Anthology of Chartist Poetry.: Peter Scheckner. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, - Literary Criticism -.

Between and , the leading Chartist newspaper, the Northern Star, published over 1, poems by more than poets. As well as examining the critical history of Chartist poetry, this book explores its contribution to the struggle for democratic rights, analysing the interplay between politics, aesthetics and s: 1. Chartism, which was supported by tens of thousands of working-class people in mid-nineteenth-century, Britain, took its name from the People's Charter. Published in , the Charter called for universal suffrage, the ballot, no property qualifications for members of parliament, payment for members of parliament, equal electoral areas and annual Chartist movement continues to. JOHN COLLINS ~ CHARTIST CHARTIST POEMS & SONGS During the Chartist Movement poems and songs were not only used to express the mood and plight of the working poor, they were also used to mark important events. In the case of the National Chartist Hymn Book the songs were more about social justice as opposed to godly praise.   The leading Chartist newspaper, the Northern Star, published almost 1, poems from at least Chartist poets between and The Northern Star's poetry column was not an attempt to impose ‘culture’ from above, rather it was a response to a popular demand that poetry could and should speak to working-class desires and needs.

  Chartist poetry generally refers to verse affiliated with the Chartist Movement, , though some poems were published after these dates (Armstrong ). Chartist poetry can be identified by any combination of its politicized subject matter, the poet’s established association with the movement, or even by virtue of its publication history and appearance in Chartist literature. Thackeray created the illuminated “A” for Vanity Fair — George P. Landow.] ble, informed, and well-researched, this book uses considerable archives of Chartist journal poetry to advance and deepen our understanding of the role that poetry had to play in this innovative working-class movement. The core of the work is the three chapters that explore the nature and importance of poetry at the three climactic points in the Chartist movement in , and This is achieved by examining the ideological afterlife of the Newport rising, memory and nostalgia in the year of the mass strikes and ‘the future-hastening storm’ of , the year of the European revolutions.   This is very much a book about the poetry of Chartism rather than the poets of Chartism. Sanders is much more interested in what was written rather than who wrote it, and so we get the names of the poets but little else, even if they were, like E.P. Mead or Benjamin Stott, locally quite important figures in the movement.