The Peterloo Massacre


Author: Robert Reid
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473554772
Category: History
Page: 384
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'The universal significance of this historic event becomes ever more relevant in our own turbulent times.' Mike Leigh 'One of our nation's defining moments.' Stuart Maconie The Peterloo Massacre is a revealing and compelling account of that event, one of the darkest days in Britain's social history. On 16 August 1819, a strong force of yeomanry and regular cavalry charged into a crowd of more than 100,000 workers who had gathered on St Peter’s Field in Manchester for a meeting about Parliamentary reform. This violent, startling event became known as Peterloo, one of the darkest days in Britain’s social history. The Peterloo Massacre provides a revealing narrative account of the events leading up to Peterloo, starkly describes the actions of that fateful day, and examines its aftermath. It offers a new perspective on the political and military activities of the time, and shows how the very nature of society was powerfully influenced by irreversible technological change: a pattern that, two-hundred years later, still has relevance in understanding the forces shaping our world today.

The Peterloo Massacre


Author: Joyce Marlow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473556899
Category: History
Page: 288
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Unity of the oppressed can make a difference in politically uncertain times A peaceful protest turned tragedy; this is the true story of the working class fight for the vote. On August 16 1819, in St Peter’s Field, Manchester, a large non-violent gathering demanding parliamentary reform turned into a massacre, leaving many dead and hundreds more injured. This catastrophic event was one of the key moments of the age, a political awakening of the working class, and eventually led to ordinary people gaining suffrage. In this definitive account Joyce Marlow tells the stories of the real people involved and brings to life the atrocity the government attempted to cover up. The Peterloo Massacre is soon to be the subject of a major film directed by Mike Leigh.

Peterloo Massacre, Containing a Faithful Narrative of the Events which Preceded, Accompanied, and Followed the Fatal Sixteenth of August, 1819, on the Area Near St. Peter's Church, Manchester, Including the Proceedings which Took Place at the Inquest at Oldham ... to which is Added, an Accurate List of the Names and Places of Residence of Those who Were Killed, Wounded and Maimed


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 224
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Ballads and songs of Peterloo


Author: Alison Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526132486
Category: Literary Criticism
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Ballads and songs of Peterloo is an edited collection of poems and songs written following the Peterloo Massacre in 1819. This collection, which includes over seventy poems, were published either as broadsides or in radical periodicals and newspapers. Notes to support the reading of the texts are provided, but they also stand alone, conveying the original publications without diluting their authenticity. Following an introduction outlining the massacre, the radical press and broadside ballad, the poems are grouped into six sections according to theme. Shelley's Masque of Anarchy is included as an appendix in acknowledgement of its continuing significance to the representation of Peterloo. This book is primarily aimed at students and lecturers of Romanticism and social history.

Peterloo


Author: N.A
Publisher: Manchester University Press
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Peterloo

The 'massacre' and Its Background
Author: Donald Read
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, England, 1819
Page: 234
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Peterloo

The Story of the Manchester Massacre
Author: Jacqueline Riding
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786695820
Category: History
Page: 288
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The story of the Peterloo massacre, a defining moment in the history of British democracy, told with passion and authority. 'A superb account of one of the defining moments in modern British history' Tristram Hunt. 'Peterloo is one of the greatest scandals of British political history ... Jacqueline Riding tells this tragic story with mesmerising skill' John Bew. 'Fast-paced and full of fascinating detail' Tim Clayton. On a hot late summer's day, a crowd of 60,000 gathered in St Peter's Field. They came from all over Lancashire – ordinary working-class men, women and children – walking to the sound of hymns and folk songs, wearing their best clothes and holding silk banners aloft. Their mood was happy, their purpose wholly serious: to demand fundamental reform of a corrupt electoral system. By the end of the day fifteen people, including two women and a child, were dead or dying and 650 injured, hacked down by drunken yeomanry after local magistrates panicked at the size of the crowd. Four years after defeating the 'tyrant' Bonaparte at Waterloo, the British state had turned its forces against its own people as they peaceably exercised their time-honoured liberties. As well as describing the events of 16 August in shattering detail, Jacqueline Riding evokes the febrile state of England in the late 1810s, paints a memorable portrait of the reform movement and its charismatic leaders, and assesses the political legacy of the massacre to the present day. As fast-paced and powerful as it is rigorously researched, Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre adds significantly to our understanding of a tragic staging-post on Britain's journey to full democracy.

Three Accounts of Peterloo and The Story of Peterloo


Author: Francis Archibald Bruton
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291949941
Category: History
Page: 122
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The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000-80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. Shortly after the meeting began local magistrates called on the military authorities to arrest Hunt and several others on the hustings with him, and to disperse the crowd. Cavalry charged into the crowd with sabres drawn, and in the ensuing confusion, 15 people (including women and children) were killed and hundreds were injured. Within this volume are published three eyewitness reports of the event which F. A. Burton thought worthy of publication along with his ""Story of Peterloo.""

Documentary

The Margins of Reality
Author: Paul Ward
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850093
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 144
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In using case studies such as Touching the Void (2003) and the films of Nick Broomfield, this timely introduction to the growing field of documentary explores the definition and understanding of the form, as well as the relationship between documentary and drama, specifically the notion of reconstruction and reenactment. Paul Ward also discusses animated documentaries, the fertile genre of comedy, and feature-length contemporary works that have achieved widespread cinematic release.

Dissenters, Radicals, Heretics and Blasphemers

The Flame of Revolt that Shines Through English History
Author: John Hostettler
Publisher: Waterside Press
ISBN: 1904380824
Category: Law
Page: 280
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A stream of dissent, protest, uprising and rebellion is a central part of UK history. Taking key events from both the past and modern times John Hostettler demonstrates how when legitimate avenues of challenge to the actions of the state or other powerful groups are closed to people then they are bound to assert their rights in other ways.

Post-revolutionary Europe

1815-1856
Author: Martyn Lyons
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137019808
Category: History
Page: 320
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Martyn Lyons offers a fresh interpretation of European history in the half-century following the fall of Napoleon. Instead of seeing the period in traditional terms of Restoration and Reaction, this new account emphasizes the problems of remembering and forgetting the recent revolutionary and Napoleonic past, and of either incorporating or rejecting its legacy. Post-Revolutionary Europe: - makes interesting comparisons and contrasts between the fall of the French Empire in 1815 and the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1989-91 - examines the new forms of popular participation in political life which developed between the 1830 and 1848 Revolutions, as a broad public sphere of action was created - offers a series of thematic chapters which discuss key topics such as peasants and artisans, the bourgeois family, nationalism, the growth of cities, and European Jewry - covers a wide geographical context, from Britain to the Balkans and from Portugal to Russia. Illustrated throughout, this clear and engaging text is essential reading for all those with an interest in this important period of European history.

Modern Times, 1750-1990


Author: Caroline Beechener,Clive Griffiths,Amanda Jacob
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435313708
Category: History, Modern
Page: 223
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This scheme takes an investigative approach to history, developing pupils' thinking skills as they explore the subject. There are tasks designed to ensure progression, plus integrated extended writing to develop literacy skills.

Writing the Revolution

German and English Radical Literature, 1819-1848/49
Author: Raphael Hörmann
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643901348
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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This study investigates German and English revolutionary literary discourse between 1819 and 1848/49. Marked by dramatic socioeconomic transformations, this period witnessed a pronounced transnational shift from the concept of political revolution to one of social revolution. Writing the Revolution engages with literary authors, radical journalists, early proletarian pamphleteers, and political theorists, tracing their demands for social liberation, as well as their struggles with the specter of proletarian revolution. The book argues that these ideological battles translated into competing "poetics of revolution." (Series: Kulturgeschichtliche Perspektiven - Vol. 10)

John Cartwright


Author: John W. Osborne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521088145
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 188
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This is a biography of Major John Cartwright (1740-1824), the English advocate of radical reform who had considerable influence in shaping the mainstream of reform in England in the nineteenth century, and whose ideas lay behind the working-class Chartist Movement. Known as the 'Father of Reform', Cartwright was the first person of importance to hold a literal belief in universal male suffrage and was venerated by generations of reformers. Dr Osborne's book clarifies and analyses Cartwright's extensive political plans and ideas against the background of contemporary English radicalism and of social and political change. He shows how Cartwright, as a member of the English landed gentry, tried to understand conditions which were changing at an unprecedented rate and still retained a high degree of traditionalism and conservatism.

Ein endloser Knoten?

Robert Musils Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless im Spiegel soziologischer, psychoanalytischer und philosophischer Diskurse
Author: Roland Kroemer
Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag
ISBN: 9783770539468
Category:
Page: 223
View: 1887

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Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß, Robert Musils erster Roman, gehört zu den rätselhaftesten Werken der Literaturgeschichte. Kurz nach 1900 erschienen, beschreibt der Text den allmählichen Verlust der ontologischen Sicherheit und den Einbruch einer 'irrationalen', hinter den Alltagskulissen verborgenen Welt. Trotz einer kaum noch überschaubaren Sekundärliteratur geht es dem Leser ähnlich wie der Titelfigur Törleß: Immer wieder glaubt er, die dargestellten Verwirrungen begriffen zu haben - nur um kurz darauf feststellen zu müssen, dass sie sich dem sprachlichen Zugriff erneut entzogen haben. Roland Kroemers Buch beschreibt diesen 'endlosen Knoten' und entwirrt ihn vor dem Hintergrund verschiedener Diskurse aus Soziologie, Psychoanalyse und Philosophie. In detaillierten Textanalysen und breitgestreuten Verweisen auf diverse zeitgenössische Kontexte zeigt die Untersuchung erstmals auf, dass sich die wichtigsten von Musil rezipierten (geistes-)wissenschaftlichen Diskurse in der räumlichen wie personellen Textgestaltung wiederfinden. Der Törleß entpuppt sich als intertextueller und polyphoner Erzähltext, in dem die unterschiedlichsten Weltbilder aufeinandertreffen und um die Vorherrschaft kämpfen.