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Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Author: Alison Morgan
Publisher: Manchester Manchester University Press 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This is an edited anthology comprising more than seventy poems and songs written in immediate response to Peterloo in 1819. Mainly anonymous, these ballads appears either as broadsides or in the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Morgan
ISBN: 9781526144294 1526144298 9781784993122 1784993123
OCLC Number: 1111909779
Description: x, 238 pages : illustrations, map
Contents: List of illustrationsPreface Acknowledgements Introduction 1 'Rise Britons, rise now from your slumber': the revolutionary call to arms 2 'Ye English warriors': radical nationalism and the true patriot 3 'Base brat of reform': the victimisation of mother and child 4 'Your memorials shall survive the grave': elegy and remembrance 5 'Those true sons of Mars': chivalry, cowardice and the power of satire 6 'Freeman stand, or freeman die': liberty and slavery Appendix Select bibliography Index of poemsIndex -- .
Responsibility: Alison Morgan.


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'Morgan's background in English literature shows through in her insightful analysis of the texts, but the avid historian will not be disappointed. These songs, written at the time and sometimes as Read more...

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