Chartism: the fight for the vote. Quiz. What was remarkable about Addison’s first article in The Spectator ? What the three pillars of the Enlightenment? What was “the trauma of knowledge”? To what did Gibbon attribute the decline of the Roman Empire? Who were the Jacobites?. Quiz: London.
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Chartism: the fight for the vote
The Chartist Movement, which occupied so large a space in English public affairs during the ten years 1838 to 1848, was a movement whose immediate object was political reform and whose ultimate purpose was social regeneration. Its programme of political reform was laid down in the document known as the “People’s Charter”, issued in the spring of 1838. Its social aims were never defined, but they were sufficiently , though variously, described by leading men in the movement. It was a purely working class movement , originating exclusively and drawing its whole following from the industrialised and unpropertied working class which had but recently come into existence. For the most part it was a revolt of this body against intolerable conditions of existence. That is why its programme of social amelioration was vague and negative. It was an attempt on the part of the less educated portion of the community for a new and astounding condition of society whose evil the more enlightened portion had been either helpless or unwilling to remedy.
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London Railway termini 1830s-40s