Artisans & Democrats : Sheffield in the French Revolution, 1789-97. Sheffield History Pamphlets, number 5

By: STEVENSON, John

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STEVENSON, John. Artisans & Democrats : Sheffield in the French Revolution,1789-97. (London: The Historical Association, 1989). Pp. (1),ii-vi,1-81,(1 ). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. Volume 5 in the Sheffield History Pamphlets series. "'Artisans & Democrats' is published to coincide with the bicentennary of the French Revolution. As Dr Stevenson demonstrates, Sheffield emerged as the most precocious centre of popular radicalism in Britain during those years. The Sheffield Society fo Constitutional Information has a strong claim to be the first working-class political organisation founded in Britain. Drawing upon material from the vigorous local newspapers, the Sheffield Iris and Sheffield Register, as well as reports in the Home Office and in the Fitzwilliam Papers in Sheffield City Library, JohnStevensopn vividly recreates the world of Sheffield's radicals. He portray s their courageous advocacy of popular political rights in the face of a hostile govermnet at war with France. But liberty cannot just be preached -- it must be lived and fought for -- and this study is a reminder of the deeproots of Sheffield's political traditions two centuries ago." -from the re ar cover. Some edgenicking and faint cover creasing, else very good. 17.00

Title: Artisans & Democrats : Sheffield in the French Revolution, 1789-97. Sheffield History Pamphlets, number 5

Author Name: STEVENSON, John

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Historical Association, London, 1989, ISBN:00951286315:

Seller ID: 97891

Keywords: UNITED KINGDOM ENGLAND ENGLISH BRITISH HISTORY SHEFFIELD FRANCE FRENCH REVOLUTION RADICALS RADICALISM POLITICS POLITICAL,