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Talking revolution : Edward Rushton's rebellious poetics, 1782-1814

Author: Franca Dellarosa
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2015.
Series: Eighteenth-century worlds.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
This is the first academic study entirely devoted to Liverpool labouring-class poet and activist Edward Rushton (1756-1814), long associated with the foundation of the Royal School for the Blind in 1791. From the turbulent 1790s Rushton owned a bookshop that was a hub of intense networking with many radical writers and intellectuals. A dedicated and unrelenting campaigner at the time of the dawning human rights  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Edward Rushton; Edward Rushton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Franca Dellarosa
ISBN: 9781781382189 1781382182 9781781387481 1781387486
OCLC Number: 924621434
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Part I : Local Radicalism --
1. "'Written near one of the Docks of Liverpool" --
2. "A gang of fierce hirelings appear" : fighting the Press Gang and other sea stories --
3. "Yet still our isle's enslaved" : the Irish poems --
Part II : Global radicalism --
4. Writing against Empires --
Interlude : Of commerce, Empire, and the banality of evil --
5. West-Indian Eclogues (1787), or, the Opacity of form --
6. Envisioning the unthinkable : history, agency, and the Haitian Revolution --
7. Washington, Rushton, Garrison (and Paine) : Following the Transatlantic currents of history.
Series Title: Eighteenth-century worlds.
Responsibility: Franca Dellarosa.


This study sheds light on a major and until now little studied Liverpool writer, Edward Rushton (1782-1814), whose politics and poetics were imbued in the most pressing events and debates shaking the  Read more...


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