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Unitarian radicalism : political rhetoric, 1770-1814

Author: Stuart Andrews
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on many lesser-known Dissenting publicists, this study uncovers largely unacknowledged continuities in Unitarian critiques of government policies, and in Unitarian campaigns against government interference in matters of conscience. The French Revolution was attractive to Unitarians because the new French constitution, like the American Bill of Rights, broke the stranglehold of an oppressive established  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Andrews
ISBN: 0333969251 9780333969250
OCLC Number: 50143938
Description: xii, 232 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Unequal Toleration --
pt. I. Grains of Gunpowder --
1. Denying the Trinity --
2. Opposing Subscription --
3. Predicting the Millennium --
pt. II. Pulpit-Politics --
4. Essex Street: Lindsey, Disney, Belsham --
5. Old Jewry and Gravel Pit --
6. Fasts and Thanksgivings --
pt. III. Undermining Establishments --
7. Censuring Pitt --
8. Challenging Burke --
9. Campaigning for Peace --
pt. IV. Sparks of Sedition --
10. National Networks --
11. Midlands and the North --
12. Norwich, Bristol and the South West --
13. Scottish Convict, Irish Exile --
pt. V. Explosive Echoes --
14. 'Jacobin' Journalism --
15. Confronting Napoleon --
Epilogue: Transatlantic Perspectives.
Responsibility: Stuart Andrews.
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