The Sense of the People
Politics, Culture and Imperialism in England, 1715-1785
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Sense of the People by Kathleen Wilson
Book DescriptionThis book, first published in 1995, demonstrates the central role of the 'people', the empire, and the citizen in eighteenth-century English popular politics. Pioneering in its focus on provincial towns, its attention to the imperial contexts of urban politics and its use of a rich and diverse array of sources - from newspapers, prints and plays to pottery and tea-cloths - it shows how the wide-ranging political culture of English towns attuned ordinary men and women to the issues of state power and thus enabled them to stake their own claims in national and imperial affairs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521340724
(216mm x 138mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book, first published in 1995, demonstrates the central role of 'people', the empire, and the citizen in eighteenth-century English popular politics.
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