• James Baker
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)


This chapter introduces and outlines the thematic, methodological, and theoretical scope of this infrastructural history of the late-Georgian satirical print trade. It appraises the historiography of satirical printing in late-Georgian England. It justifies the use of Isaac Cruikshank’s satirical output as a point of focus for the volume. It argues that production, sale, and environment are crucial to understanding late-Georgian satirical prints and makes the case for a business-, profit-, and production-led approach to reading the role, function, and impact of satirical prints in late-Georgian society.


Cultural History British Museum Digital Humanity Historical Phenomenon Habeas Corpus 
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  • James Baker
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  1. 1.University of SussexBrightonUK

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