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Title: Radicalism as a 'Platform': Agitation in the Periods 1816-1821 and 1848-1851 : With Special Reference to the Leadership of Henry Hunt and Feargus O'Connor
Author: Belchem, J. C.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3454 1495
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 1974
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This thesis is a study of Henry Hunt and Feargus O'Connor, two wealthy landowners who achieved positions of pre-eminence in popular affections during the struggles for reform in the first half of the nineteenth century. For their labours, Hunt and O'Connor have been ill rewarded: instead of occupying a hallowed status in the radical canon, they have been dismissed as "demagogues". The thesis does not pretend to remedy the lack of any substantial biographical treatment of these "demagogues"; nor does it set itself up as a history of four decades of radical endeavour. It seeks to compare Hunt's leadership of the popular radical movement in the period 1819-22, with O'Connor's leadership in the years 1848-51.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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