Crowds, Culture, and Politics in Georgian Britain

Hardcover | November 3, 1999

byNicholas Rogers

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Crowds have long been part of the historical landscape. Professor Nicholas Rogers examines the changing role and character of crowds in Georgian politics through an investigation of some of the major crowd interventions in the period 1714-1821. He shows how the topsy-turvy interventions of theJacobite era gave way to the more disciplined parades of Hanoverian England, a transition shaped by the effects of war, revolution, and the expansion of the state and the market. These changes unsettled the existing relationship between crowds and authority, raising issues of citizenship, class,and gender which fostered the emergence of a radical mass platform. On this platform, radical men (and, more ambiguously, women) staked out new demands for political power and recognition. In this original and fascinating study, Professor Rogers shows us that Hanoverian crowds were more thandissonant voices on the margins; they were an integral part of eighteenth-century politics.

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Crowds have long been part of the historical landscape. Professor Nicholas Rogers examines the changing role and character of crowds in Georgian politics through an investigation of some of the major crowd interventions in the period 1714-1821. He shows how the topsy-turvy interventions of theJacobite era gave way to the more disciplin...

Nicholas Rogers is a Professor of History at York University, Ontario.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.06 inPublished:November 3, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198201729

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Crowds in HistorySeditions Words, Subversive Laughter: Popular Jacobitism in Hanovarian EnglandThe Politics of War and Dearth, 1756-57Liberty Road: The Opposition to Impressment During the Mid-Georgian EraThe Trial of Admiral KeppelThe Gordon RiotsCrowds, Festival, and Revolution, 1788-95Crowds, Gender, and Public Space in Hanoverian PoliticsCaroline's CrowdsConclusionIndex

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`Nicholas Rogers has published many important contributions to scholarly debate on eighteenth-century Britain over the past twenty-five years, and Crowds, Culture, and Politics in Georgian Britain... will add further to his reputation as one of the leading historians of the popular politicsperiod... In short, this is a stimulating and very welcome book, which enables us to see, through different case studies, the development and changing style of crowd action and popular politics over more than a century.'Stephen Conway, English historical Review, Vol.115 No.461