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The British Periodical Press and the French Revolution, 1789–99

  • Authors
  • Stuart Andrews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stuart Andrews
    Pages 1-13
  3. Stuart Andrews
    Pages 14-27
  4. Stuart Andrews
    Pages 42-55
  5. Stuart Andrews
    Pages 138-151
  6. Stuart Andrews
    Pages 152-165
  7. Stuart Andrews
    Pages 179-191
  8. Stuart Andrews
    Pages 192-203
  9. Stuart Andrews
    Pages 204-216
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 217-280

About this book

Introduction

This study challenges the conventional polarities used to describe British politics of the 1790s; Pitt versus Fox, Burke versus Paine, Church versus Dissent, ruling class versus working class, Jacobin versus anti-Jacobin. Such polarities were sedulously promoted by Pitt's wartime government, which applied 'Jacobin' shamelessly to all its critics and opponents, and thus foreshadowed the McCarthyite tactic of guilt by association. The author seeks to make the less strident but more persuasive contemporary voices again audible. He takes seriously those who questioned the necessity for Burke's crusade to destroy the French republic, and who deplored Britain's alliance with the partitioners of Poland.

Keywords

Britain Cromwell crusades history Poland politics revolution

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781403932716
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40910-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-3271-6
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