"Orator" Hunt: Henry Hunt and English working-class radicalism
This first full-scale biography finally brings to light Hunt's vital role in molding the English working-class into an effective political force. Converted to the reform cause during the wars against Napoleonic France, Hunt gave popular radicalism a distinctly working-class perspective that countered the contemporary belief in a laissez-faire political economy. Hero of the unrepresented and repressed, scourge of the moderate reformers and gradualists, Hunt set the standard for the Chartist challenge. This work, based on a wide range of primary sources, reassessed Hunt's influential career and illuminates a formative period in the development of radical politics in England.
The Making of a Radical
The Establishment of the Mass Platform
Repression Risings and Reform 18171818
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