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Popular virtue : Political theory and the agency of the colonized.

Author: Tom Scriven
Publisher: Oxford : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A major study into the changes in moral politics and culture of working-class Radicalism during a crucial period of modern British history.
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Scriven, Tom.
Popular virtue : Political theory and the agency of the colonized.
Oxford : Manchester University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Scriven
ISBN: 9781526114761 1526114763
OCLC Number: 990556757
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Politics, society, and culture in Chartist historiography; From Freethought to social democracy; Notes; 1 A 'Radical Underworld'?: The infidel roots of Chartist culture ; Chartism's infidel roots; Moral populism in the Radical press; From anti-clerical satire to social Radicalism; Sexual heterodoxy as entertainment; Conclusion; Notes; 2 Politics and everyday life in early Chartism; Chartism, festivity, and 'taproom politics' The politicisation and mobilisation of everyday lifeEmotions and the turn towards violence; Sexuality and humour in the provinces; Conclusion; Notes; 3 From insurrection to the 'little republic of the home'; The experience of Chartist prisoners; New trajectories: the delineation of moral improvement after 1840; Vincent, Godwin, and teetotalism; Conclusion; Notes; 4 Medicine, popular science, and Chartism's improvement culture; 'Self-culture' and teetotalism; The democratisation of medicine, 1838-42; Phreno-mesmerism and popular science after 1842; Conclusion; Notes. 5 Communal self-improvement after the 'disasters of the Strike'The 1842 strikewave; The Land Plan and ethical Radicalism; Food and health in the Land Plan; The Land, education, and improvement; Conclusion; Notes; 6 The fragmented legacies of Chartist moral politics; La république démocratique et social: late Chartism and the return to moral populism; Moral improvement and the Reform League; Self-help, moral improvement, and capital; Conclusion; Notes; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Archival sources; Online archives; British Library, London. Labour History Archive and Study Centre, People's History Museum, ManchesterLondon School of Economics, London; National Archives, Kew; National Co-operative Archive, Manchester; Staffordshire University Library Special Collections and Archives, Stoke-on-Trent; Primary Sources; Newspapers and journals; Secondary Sources; Index.

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