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Outsiders: Class, Gender and Nation : Class, Gender and Nation - Dorothy Thompson

Outsiders: Class, Gender and Nation

Class, Gender and Nation

Paperback Published: 17th September 1993
ISBN: 9780860916505
Number Of Pages: 186

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This book brings together Dorothy Thompson’s most important essays on English social history, written over the last 25 years, many previously unpublished. Thompson analyzes the Chartist movement, not simply as a political programme, however significant, but as the mass phenomenon which offers the focus for an “elucidation of the concept of class”. Thompson is also concerned with Queen Victoria: how did a woman holding the highest office in the land affect British women and was it a factor in the non-republican stance of radical politics of the time? The essays are complemented by an introduction in which Dorothy Thompson reflects on the politics of the period in which she wrote them, on her own political involvements and on the relationship of her work as a historian to that of her husband, E.P. Thompson. The book should make a useful introductory text for students of history. It includes Thompson’s essays on women’s activism in early radical politics and 19th century popular politics. The book should also attract a wide general readership.

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"The left's foremost cultural historian and critic ... an acute and perceptive political commentator."--Comment "Williams is the Western thinker who, along with Antonio Gramsci, has done most to enlarge our understanding of the political complexities of culture."--Village Voice

Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Chartism and the Historiansp. 19
The Early Chartistsp. 45
Women and Nineteenth-Century Radical Politics: A Lost Dimensionp. 77
Ireland and the Irish in English Radicalism before 1850p. 103
Seceding from the Seceders: The Decline of the Jacobin Tradition in Ireland, 1790-1850p. 134
Queen Victoria, the Monarchy and Genderp. 164
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ISBN: 9780860916505
ISBN-10: 0860916502
Audience: BAG
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 17th September 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

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