''Orator'' Hunt

''Orator'' Hunt

Henry Hunt and English Working-class Radicalism

Book - 1985
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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.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
ISBN: 9780198227595
Characteristics: xii, 304 p. ; 24 cm


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