The British Periodical Press and the French Revolution, 1789-99

Hardcover | December 8, 2000

byStuart Andrews

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This study challenges the conventional polarities used to describe British politics of the 1790s: Pitt versus Fox, Burke versus Paine, Church versus Dissent, ruling class versus working class, Jacobin versus anti-Jacobin. Such polarities were sedulously promoted by Pitt's wartime government, which applied "Jacobin" shamelessly to all its critics and opponents, and thus foreshadowed the McCarthyite tactic of guilt by association. The author seeks to make the less strident but more persuasive contemporary voices again audible. He takes seriously those who who deplored Britain's alliance with the partitioners of Poland.

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This study challenges the conventional polarities used to describe British politics of the 1790s: Pitt versus Fox, Burke versus Paine, Church versus Dissent, ruling class versus working class, Jacobin versus anti-Jacobin. Such polarities were sedulously promoted by Pitt's wartime government, which applied "Jacobin" shamelessly to all i...

Stuart Andrews is Chairman of the Trustees and Managers of the Mendip and Wells Museum.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:294 pages, 8.98 × 5.5 × 0.96 inPublished:December 8, 2000Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333738519

ISBN - 13:9780333738511

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Bastille Euphoria * Burke Rebutted * Instant History: Burke, Godwin and the Annual Registers * War, Sedition and Censorship * Pitt the Apostate: Beddoes, Coleridge and The Watchman * Canning's Counterattack; the Weekly Anti-Jacobin * "Jacobin Poetry": Southey, Cottle and Lyrical Ballads * Smears and Subsidies: The Monthly Anti-Jacobin * "Jacobin Morality":The Wollstonecraft Memoirs * "Jacobin Prints": Courier and Star, Chronicle and Post * Reviewers Reviewed: Monthly and Critical * Murder by Ridicule: The End of the Analytical * Cromwell's Ghosts: Republicans and Dissenters * Millennialism and Popery * Transatlantic Comparisons: American Porcupine * Jacobins and Anti-Jacobins

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A book like this is something one can recommend to undergraduate and graduate students with confidence that it will do much good... The Wordsworth Circle