A Patriot Press: National Politics and the London Press in the 1740s

Hardcover | October 1, 1994

byRobert Harris

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This is a meticulous and scholarly study of the polemical press of the 1740s, and the first substantial investigation of the politics of the Pelham regime for a generation. Robert Harris examines the vigorous and wide-ranging debate in tracts and periodicals about the principal issues of theday--the fall of Walpole, the influence of Hanover, the Forty-Five, and the War of the Austrian Succession. Dr Harris's detailed analysis of the confusing and fragmented politics of the 1740s sheds important light on patterns of change and continuity in the political culture ofmid-eighteenth-century English politics. A Patriot Press makes an important contribution to our understanding of political ideology and party strife in the eighteenth century, as well as to our knowledge of the workings of the press.

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This is a meticulous and scholarly study of the polemical press of the 1740s, and the first substantial investigation of the politics of the Pelham regime for a generation. Robert Harris examines the vigorous and wide-ranging debate in tracts and periodicals about the principal issues of theday--the fall of Walpole, the influence of H...

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This is a meticulous and scholarly study of the polemical press of the 1740s and, through it, the first substantial investigation of the politics of that decade for a generation. A combination of war and political instability ensured that, particularly before 1746, press intervention in politics was both lively and influential. Robert ...

Robert Harris is at University of Dundee.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 inPublished:October 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198203780

ISBN - 13:9780198203780

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`It is in handling the complex relationship between the press, Patriot opposition groups and the unfolding military and diplomatic scene in Europe that the author makes his most confident and telling contributions.'EHR