The Chartists

A democratic agenda


In this podcast Professor Eric Evans examines the development of the Chartist movement and its legacy.

1. The 6 Points - A Democratic Agenda.
2. How radical were the demands of the Chartists? A genuine political movement.
3. The Economic Dimension: social reform to be a consequence of political reforms such as universal suffrage.
4. The significance of the Chartist Movement.
5. A truly national movement.
6. The Religious Influence: Methodism.
7. Was there ever a realistic chance for the 6 points to get on the statute book in the 30s and 40s?

Suggested Reading:

R.Brown, Chartism (Cambridge Perspectives in History, Cambridge, 1998)

M.Chase, Chartism: A New History (Manchester University Press, 2007)

J.Epstein, The Lion of Freedom: Feargus O'Connor and the Chartist Movement, 1832-1842 (Croom Helm, 1982)

E.Royle, Chartism (3rd ed., Longman Seminar Studies, Harlow, 1996)

D.Thompson, The Chartists (Temple Smith, London, 1984)

Eric J.Evans, The Shaping of Modern Britain: Identity, Industry and Empire, 1780-1914 (Pearson Education, Harlow, 2011




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