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Again With One Voice: British Songs of Political Reform, 1768 to 1868

Again With One Voice: British Songs of Political Reform, 1768 to 1868

by Dick Holdstock

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Overview

1768 saw the birth of a century of struggle for democracy by the working people of Great Britain; it was also the golden age of the broadside ballad - inexpensive songsheets sold on the street, often spotlighting popular figures and spreading the word of reform efforts. This collection traces the history of this tumultuous period with 120 songs from historical sources, all with appropriate tunes, extensive commentary, and rich illustrations from contemporary publications. Here are songs about Wilkes and Liberty, the United Irish, the anti-slavery movement, Luddites, Captain Swing, the Naval Mutiny, antiwar movements, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and the Chartist movement; songs that bring to life important figures like John Wilkes, Major Cartwright, Thomas Paine, Thomas Muir, Wolfe Tone, Henry Hunt, William Cobbett, Feargus O'Connor, and William Gladstone.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935243809
Publisher: Loomis House Press
Publication date: 05/29/2021
Pages: 414
Sales rank: 195,490
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword by Steve Roud

Preface

Introduction

LIBERTY: 1768-1781

REVOLUTION: 1780-1789

PAINE: 1789-1795

INSURRECTION: 1796-1799

WAR: 1800-1815

SUPPRESSION: 1815-1819

GAGGED: 1819-1830

UNION: 1830-1836

CHARTER: 1837-1851

REFORM: 1851-1868

Epilogue

Illustrations

Bibliography

Index of Song Titles

Index of First Lines

Index

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