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The Great Chartist Meeting of 1848 Triumph or Capitulation?
1848 was the ‘Year of Revolution’ across Europe with monarchies falling like dominoes. In Britain, the Chartist movement underwent a resurgence with a planned mass meeting on Kennington Common. This was met with an overwhelming show of military force resulting in the apparent waning of the reform movement. Historians are still divided on whether this represented the failure of Chartism or the dawn of a new form of socialism. In this talk, David explores the build-up and events of April 10th 1848 and argues that, in terms of the projection of power of a working class political movement this event should not be denigrated as a failure

Jul 18, 2020 03:00 PM in London

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