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Commemorating PeterlooViolence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era$
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Michael Demson and Regina Hewitt

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474428569

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.001.0001

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Henry Hunt’s White Hat: The Long Tradition of Mute Sedition

Henry Hunt’s White Hat: The Long Tradition of Mute Sedition

(p.84) Chapter 3 Henry Hunt’s White Hat: The Long Tradition of Mute Sedition
Commemorating Peterloo

Murray Pittock

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines Henry Hunt's signature white hat in the context of the use of the tradition of using colours and material objects to signify oppositional opinion while evading prosecution for sedition. It traces the performativity of mute sedition from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, while focusing on the French Revolutionary period and the widely understood nature of Hunt's headgear for his followers and admirers.

Keywords:   Hunt, Henry, Liberty, Festivals, Material Culture, Sedition, Symbolism, Peterloo

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