Chartism and the Chartists in Manchester and Salford

  • Authors
  • Paul A. Pickering

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Paul A. Pickering
      Pages 1-6
  3. Chartist Manchester and Salford

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
  4. A Mosaic of Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Paul A. Pickering
      Pages 59-72
    3. Paul A. Pickering
      Pages 86-104
    4. Paul A. Pickering
      Pages 122-135
  5. ‘The Fustian Jackets’

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Paul A. Pickering
      Pages 173-184
    3. Paul A. Pickering
      Pages 185-188
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-294

About this book


In 1845 Frederick Engels wrote that 'Manchester is the seat of the most powerful unions, the central point of Chartism, the place which numbers the most Socialists'. There have been many local studies of the Chartist struggle for democratic political reform, but there is no major study of the movement in the Manchester-Salford conurbation, its most important provincial centre. This book brings an innovative approach to an exploration of aspects of the Chartist experience in the 'shock city' of the industrial revolution.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39291-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37648-9
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