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The Cato Street ConspiracyPlotting, Counter-Intelligence and the Revolutionary Tradition in Britain and Ireland$
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Jason McElligott and Martin Conboy

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526144980

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526144997

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Cato Street and the Spencean politics of transnational insurrection

Cato Street and the Spencean politics of transnational insurrection

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(p.101) 6 Cato Street and the Spencean politics of transnational insurrection
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The Cato Street Conspiracy
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Ajmal Waqif

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526144997.00012

The political thought of Thomas Spence encouraged rebellions in the colonies and on the political and economic ‘pheriphery’ against racism, and exconomic exploitation. This chapter shows how the Cato Street Conspirators were influenced by the views of Spence and his ‘Spencean’ followers concerning the righteousness and efficacy of resistance by Native Americans, slave rebellions in North America and the Caribbean, and the risings of the United Irishmen.

Keywords:   Spence, Thomas, Native Americans, resistance, slavery, slave rebellions, Ireland, United Irishmen, London Corresponding Society

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