Book #57611

Chartist Fiction: Thomas Doubleday, the Political Pilgrim's Progress and Thomas Martin Wheeler, Sunshine and Shadow

Ian Haywood

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Publisher: Aldershot, Brookfield Usa, ET AL: Ashgate, 1999.
ISBN: 1840146486

Price: $28.13

A handsome edition housed in a like dust-jacket that has some bumping to the edges and corners.

Chartist Fiction tells the stories of two nineteenth-century British political pilgrims, Thomas Doubleday and Thomas Martin Wheeler. Doubleday undertook a journey across Britain in an attempt to understand the political landscape and build support for the Chartist movement. Wheeler, a radical journalist and activist, undertook a similar journey in order to document the progress of the Chartist movement and expose the injustices of the British government. The stories of Doubleday and Wheeler are interwoven with Haywood's own narrative, which highlights the ways in which political reform movements are often met with resistance from powerful forces. Chartist Fiction is an important contribution to the history of British political reform, and will interest readers interested in political history, social history, and the history of the Chartist movement.; 8vo; 200 pages.