The Chartists: The First National Workers' Movement
This work brings together and considers the research into the Chartist movement of the 1840's. Texts examine varied aspects of the movement - Chartist Christians, Chartist Trade Unions, American and Irish Chartists, Chartist educators and Chartist feminists.
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