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Popular Virtue – Continuity and Change in Radical Moral Politics, 1820-70 - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Popular Virtue: Continuity and Change in Radical Moral Politics, 1820-70

Tom Scriven


Popular virtue is the first in-depth study of the complicated and shifting trajectory of the moral politics of working-class Radicalism between 1820 and the 1860s. During this period popular Radicalism shifted from an engagement with moral, sexual and gender heterodoxies and a festive political culture towards a more austere and ascetic moral politics following the repression of the early Chartist movement. In highlighting this transition and the tangled legacy of this politics after the decline of Chartism, this book uncovers important traditions within nineteenth-century working-class polit ... More

Keywords: Radicalism, Chartism, Sexuality, Gender, early Socialism, popular culture, medicine, healthcare, popular science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526114754
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526114754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Scriven, author
University of Manchester