Ballads and songs of PeterlooBallads and songs of Peterloo

Shelley’s Masque of Anarchy is included as an appendix in acknowledgement of its continuing significance to the representation of Peterloo. This book is primarily aimed at students and lecturers of Romanticism and social history.

Author: Alison Morgan

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526132482


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Ballads and songs of Peterloo is an edited collection of poems and songs written following the Peterloo Massacre in 1819. This collection, which includes over seventy poems, were published either as broadsides or in radical periodicals and newspapers. Notes to support the reading of the texts are provided, but they also stand alone, conveying the original publications without diluting their authenticity. Following an introduction outlining the massacre, the radical press and broadside ballad, the poems are grouped into six sections according to theme. Shelley’s Masque of Anarchy is included as an appendix in acknowledgement of its continuing significance to the representation of Peterloo. This book is primarily aimed at students and lecturers of Romanticism and social history.


Alison Morgan, 'Starving Mothers and Murdered Children in Cultural Representations of Peterloo', in Poole (ed.), Return to Peterloo; Alison Morgan, Ballads and Songs of Peterloo (2018); James Chandler, England in 1819 (1998); Dror ...

Author: Robert Poole

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191086205


Page: 368

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On 16 August, 1819, at St Peter's Field, Manchester, armed cavalry attacked a peaceful rally of some 50,000 pro-democracy reformers. Under the eyes of the national press, 18 people were killed and some 700 injured, many of them by sabres, many of them women, some of them children. The 'Peterloo massacre', the subject of a recent feature film and a major commemoration in 2019, is famous as the central episode in Edward Thompsons Making of the English Working Class. It also marked the rise of a new English radical populism as the British state, recently victorious at Waterloo, was challenged by a pro-democracy movement centred on the industrial north. Why did the cavalry attack? Who ordered them in? What was the radical strategy? Why were there women on the platform, and why were they so ferociously attacked? Using an immense range of sources, and many new maps and illustrations, Robert Poole tells for the first time the full extraordinary story of Peterloo: the English Uprising.


John Harland's volume Ballads and Songs of Lancashire: Chiefly Older than the 19th Century includes a sprightly song, from a street-ballad sheet entitled 'Lancashire Witches', with the lines: My charmer's the village delight, ...

Author: Jacqueline Riding

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781786695826


Page: 288

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The story of the Peterloo massacre, a defining moment in the history of British democracy, told with passion and authority. 'A superb account of one of the defining moments in modern British history' Tristram Hunt. 'Peterloo is one of the greatest scandals of British political history ... Jacqueline Riding tells this tragic story with mesmerising skill' John Bew. 'Fast-paced and full of fascinating detail' Tim Clayton. On a hot late summer's day, a crowd of 60,000 gathered in St Peter's Field. They came from all over Lancashire – ordinary working-class men, women and children – walking to the sound of hymns and folk songs, wearing their best clothes and holding silk banners aloft. Their mood was happy, their purpose wholly serious: to demand fundamental reform of a corrupt electoral system. By the end of the day fifteen people, including two women and a child, were dead or dying and 650 injured, hacked down by drunken yeomanry after local magistrates panicked at the size of the crowd. Four years after defeating the 'tyrant' Bonaparte at Waterloo, the British state had turned its forces against its own people as they peaceably exercised their time-honoured liberties. As well as describing the events of 16 August in shattering detail, Jacqueline Riding evokes the febrile state of England in the late 1810s, paints a memorable portrait of the reform movement and its charismatic leaders, and assesses the political legacy of the massacre to the present day. As fast-paced and powerful as it is rigorously researched, Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre adds significantly to our understanding of a tragic staging-post on Britain's journey to full democracy.


38–43) (Alan Sutton 1993) Griffin, Emma, Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution (Yale University Press 2014) Harland, John, Ballads and Songs of Lancashire (EP Publishing 1976) Heginbotham, H., ...

Author: Graham Phythian

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750989510


Page: 256

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On 16 August 1819 on St Peter’s Field, Manchester, a peaceful demonstration of some 60,000 workers and reformers was brutally dispersed by sabrewielding cavalry, resulting in at least fifteen dead and over 600 injured. Within days the slaughter was named ‘Peter-loo’, as an ironic reference to the battleground of Waterloo. Now the subject of a major film, this highly detailed yet readable narrative, based almost entirely on eyewitness reports and contemporary documents, brings the events of that terrible day vividly to life. In a world in which the legitimacy of facts is in constant jeopardy from media and authoritarian bias, the lessons to be learned from the bloodshed and the tyrannical aftermath are as pertinent today as they were 200 years ago. Film director Mike Leigh has defined Peterloo as ‘the event that becomes more relevant with every new episode of our crazy times’.

Vernacular Aesthetics in the Later Middle AgesVernacular Aesthetics in the Later Middle Ages

Politics, Performativity, and Reception from Literature to Music Katharine W. Jager ... in response to those events, see for instance, Alison Morgan, Ballads and Songs of Peterloo (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018).

Author: Katharine W. Jager

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030183349


Page: 312

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Vernacular Aesthetics in the Later Middle Ages explores the formal composition, public performance, and popular reception of vernacular poetry, music, and prose within late medieval French and English cultures. This collection of essays considers the extra-literary and extra-textual methods by which vernacular forms and genres were obtained and examines the roles that performance and orality play in the reception and dissemination of those genres, arguing that late medieval vernacular forms can be used to delineate the interests and perspectives of the subaltern. Via an interdisciplinary approach, contributors use theories of multimodality, translation, manuscript studies, sound studies, gender studies, and activist New Formalism to address how and for whom popular, vernacular medieval forms were made.

The Guitar in Georgian EnglandThe Guitar in Georgian England

... ed . , Ballads and Songs of Peterloo Poor Man's Guardian , 24 September 1831. For this ( Manchester : Manchester University Press , 2018 ) . For paper see L. James , Fiction for the Working Man , 1830– later material see K. Bowan ...

Author: Christopher Page

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300212471


Page: 304

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A fascinating social history of the guitar, reasserting its long-forgotten importance in Romantic England This book is the first to explore the popularity and novelty of the guitar in Georgian England, noting its impact on the social, cultural, and musical history of the period. The instrument possessed an imagery as rich as its uses were varied; it emerged as a potent symbol of Romanticism and was incorporated into poetry, portraiture, and drama. In addition, British and Irish soldiers returning from war in Spain and Portugal brought with them knowledge of the Spanish guitar and its connotations of stylish masculinity. Christopher Page presents entirely new scholarship in order to place the guitar within a multifaceted context, drawing from recently digitized original source material. The Guitar in Georgian England champions an instrument whose importance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is often overlooked.

The GeorgiansThe Georgians

A. Morgan, Ballads and Songs of Peterloo (Manchester, 2018). 74. S. Rossteutscher (ed.), Democracy and the Role of Associations: Political, Organisational and Social Contexts (2005). 75. R.Postgate, That Devil Wilkes (1930; 1956; ...

Author: Penelope J. Corfield

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300253573


Page: 501

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A comprehensive history of the Georgians, comparing past views of these exciting, turbulent, and controversial times with our attitudes today. The Georgian era is often seen as a time of innovations. It saw the end of monarchical absolutism, global exploration and settlements overseas, the world's first industrial revolution, deep transformations in religious and cultural life, and Britain's role in the international trade in enslaved Africans. But how were these changes perceived by people at the time? And how do their viewpoints compare with attitudes today? In this wide-ranging history, Penelope J. Corfield explores every aspect of Georgian life--politics and empire, culture and society, love and violence, religion and science, industry and towns. People's responses at the time were often divided. Pessimists saw loss and decline, while optimists saw improvements and light. Out of such tensions came the Georgian culture of both experiment and resistance. Corfield emphasizes those elements of deep continuity that persisted even within major changes, and shows how new developments were challenged if their human consequences proved dire.

The Muslim ProblemThe Muslim Problem

Ballads and Songs of Peterloo. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Morton, A. 2010. The Continuum of Passive Revolution. Capital and Class 34 (3): 315–342. National Archives. [no date b]. The Great Reform Act. [Online].

Author: Ismail Adam Patel

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030758424


Page: 276

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This book explains the increasing incidences and normalisation of Islamophobia, by analysing the role of signifiers of free speech, censorship, and fatwa during the Satanic Verses affair in problematising the figure of the Muslim. Ismail Patel develops the notion of Islamophobia not as a continuation of the antagonistic relation from the British Empire but as a postcolonial reformulation of the figure of the Muslim. The book views Islamophobia studies as a paradigm, engages in the debate of Islamophobia as a global phenomenon, investigates the contestation over its definition and challenges the view of Islamophobia as a reserve of the far-right. It assesses the debate around the concept of identity and shows how the colonised figure of the Muslim provided significance in constructing British imperial identity. Providing a decolonial, counter-Islamophobia approach that challenges Britishness’ exclusionary white symbolic content, the book calls for a liberating idea of Britishness that promotes a post-racist rather than a post-race society. Theoretically rich in analysis, this book will contribute to discussions of identity formation, Britishness, Islamophobia and counter-Islamophobia. It will be of use to students and researchers across history, politics, sociology, cultural studies, literary studies, and anthropology.

Ballads Songs and SnatchesBallads Songs and Snatches

The Appropriation of Folk Song and Popular Culture in British 19th-Century Realist Prose C.M. Jackson-Houlston ... (Poetical Works, 113) It also punningly attacks the perpetrators of the Peterloo outrages: He back'd his war-horse ...

Author: C.M. Jackson-Houlston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351956055


Page: 240

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As a book on allusion, this has interest for both the traditional literary or cultural historian and for the modern student of textuality and readership positions. It focuses on allusion to folksong, and, more tangentially, to popular culture, areas which have so far been slighted by literary critics. In the nineteenth century many authors attempted to mediate the culture(s) of the working classes for the enjoyment of their predominantly middle-class audiences. In so doing they took songs out of their original social and musical contexts and employed a variety of strategies which - consciously or unconsciously - romanticised, falsified or denigrated what the novels or stories claimed to represent. In addition, some writers who were well-informed about the cultures they described used allusion to song as a covert system of reference to topics such as sexuality and the criticism of class and gender relations which it was difficult to discuss directly.

Songs of the Cavaliers and Roundheads Jacobite Ballads etc Songs of the Cavaliers and Roundheads Jacobite Ballads etc

... the crowning carnage of Waterloo ; the exile to St. Helena ; the return of the Bourbons ; the settlement of Europe ; the public scandals at the English Court ; the popular discontent , and the massacre of Peterloo !

Author: George W ..... Thornbury


ISBN: ONB:+Z223367108


Page: 408

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