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Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Alison Morgan


This book is the first edited collection of poems and songs written in the immediate aftermath of the Peterloo Massacre in 1819. Of the seventy or so poems included in the anthology, many were published as broadsides and almost half were published in radical periodicals, such as the moderate Examiner and the ultra-radical Medusa with many from the Manchester Observer. Although I have provided headnotes and footnotes to support the reading of the texts, I intend them to stand alone, conveying as much of the original publication as possible, in order not to dilute the authenticity. Following an ... More

Keywords: Peterloo, Romanticism, Radical periodicals, Broadside ballad, Song

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781784993122
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Morgan, author
senior teaching fellow in the Centre for Teacher Education at the University of Warwick