The Demands of the People, Dundee Radicalism 1850-1870, by Michael St John

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The Demands of the People, Dundee Radicalism 1850-1870, by Michael St John
The Demands of the People, Dundee Radicalism 1850-1870, by Michael St John

Book published by the Abertay Historical Society in 1997, 62 pages. Paperback (N4645P1)

From the rear side cover: The years between 1850 and 1870 were an important pariod in radical politics, acting as a bridge between the Chartist agitation in the 1840's and the rise of the later Labour movement. These were turbulent times, with a great deal at stake, not least Dundee's reputation as Scotland's most radical town...

Organisations such as The Dundee Working Mens Association provided opportunities for political involvement, particularly for those members of the working class who did not yet have the right to vote, and local worthies such as George Rough joined forces with future Dundee MP's Frank Henderson and John Leng to spearhead such movements...

In many respects Dundee's experiences reflected moods and trends evident throughout Britain, but in some cases the town was clearly in advance of national events - for examples the revival of parliamentary reform as an issue in the town predated the formation of the two national reform bodies (the Reform Union and the Reform League)

Condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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