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Commemorating Peterloo – Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Michael Demson and Regina Hewitt


Two hundred years after the massacre of peaceful protestors who had gathered in St Peter's Field, Manchester, to hear 'Orator' Henry Hunt speak for Parliamentary Reform, this volume brings together scholars of the Romantic Era to assess the implications of such state violence in England, Scotland, Ireland and North America. Chapters explore how attitudes toward violence and the claims of 'the people' to participate in government were reflected and revised in the works of figures such as P. B. Shelley, John Keats, Walter Scott, Sydney Owenson, John Cahuac and J.M.W. Turner. Their analyses provi ... More

Keywords: protest, Parliamentary Reform, Violence, 1819, resistance, political identity, Claim-making, Peterloo, Shelley, Percy Bysshe, Keats, John

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474428569
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Demson, editor

Regina Hewitt, editor

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