The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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  • E. C. K. Gonner
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The chartist movement was in its origin and its aim economic. It arose out of the economic necessities of the time, and its leaders had before them, as their ultimate object, social and industrial amelioration. To understand fully this aspect of chartism we must study the movement in its two phases: (1) from 1836 to 1839; (2) from 1840 to 1848.

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  1. Gammage, R.G. 1894. History of the chartist movement, 1837–54. Newcastle-on-Tyne.Google Scholar

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