£15.00

Publisher

University of Manchester.

Place

Manchester

Date

1943

Item Description

8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. [1] + xxxvii + [i] + 327 + [1] pp. Extracts from Reviews of the First Edition at front and back. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, with block of University arms on spine. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. The first significant work on Chartism produced by an historian, it became a standard work on the subject with a third edition appearing in 1966. It relates the history of the labour movement for political and electoral reform, epitomised by the demands made to Parliament in the petitions of the People's Charter of the 1830s and 40s (principally 1839-42) and the popular agitation surrounding them. Mark Hovell (1888-1916) was Assistant Lecturer at the University and WEA organiser at the University of Manchester. After his death on the Western Front in 1916, the account was completed, from 1842 onwards by Professor T. F. Tout (1855-1929), Professor of History at the University from 1890 and a distinguished medieval historian. Tout also wrote the memoir of the author for the first edition of 1918.

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