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Dissenting HistoriesReligious Division and the Politics of Memory in Eighteenth-Century England$
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John Seed

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748621514

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621514.001.0001

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Enlightenment, Republicanism and Dissent: William Harris's Histories

Enlightenment, Republicanism and Dissent: William Harris's Histories

(p.99) 4 Enlightenment, Republicanism and Dissent: William Harris's Histories
Dissenting Histories

John Seed

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines the work of a contemporary Dissenting historian, William Harris, which was sharply critical of Hume's History. Almost entirely forgotten since the early nineteenth century, his histories indicate the persistence of an old Whig and old Commonwealthman disposition among at least some sections of Dissent in the middle years of the century – one that pointed forward to Wilkite radicalism.

Keywords:   Dissenting historian, William Harris, David Hume, Commonwealthman disposition, Wilkite radicalism

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