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Description - Feargus O'Connor by Mr. Paul A. Pickering

A survey of Feargus O'Connor's career (1795-1855) written for a general and academic audience. O'Connor entered parliament as member for the county of Cork in 1832. In 1837 he established the Northern Star newspaper at Leeds, and became a vehement advocate of the Chartist movement. Imprisoned for seditious libel in 1840, he was returned for Nottingham in 1847, and in 1848 he presided at a Chartist demonstration on Kennington Common, which caused great alarm. He was "seriously concerned about the well-being of the millions in Ireland. Repeal - the abolition of the Union, that is, the achievement of an independent Irish Parliament - is not an empty word, not a pretext for obtaining posts for himself and his friends and for making profitable private business transactions..."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850365610
ISBN-10: 0850365619
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: The Merlin Press Ltd
Publisher: The Merlin Press Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mr. Paul A. Pickering

Paul A. Pickering is the Queen Elizabeth II Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at Australian National University. He is the coauthor of "Friends of the People" and is a contributor to "The Chartist Legacy"; "Elections: Full, Free, and Fair"; and "Gold: Forgotten Histories."

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