Essays on Chartism in Huddersfield

Book cover: The Charter, Our Right!
Book cover

The Charter, Our Right! Huddersfield Chartism Re-considered
Edited by John A. Hargreaves, featuring essays by Alan Brooke, Matthew Roberts, Malcolm Chase and John Halstead.
Published by the Huddersfield Local History Society.

“The Huddersfield district lay at the centre of many of the social and political protest and reform movements of the first half of the nineteenth century – Luddism, the war of the unstamped press, the ten-hours factory campaign, opposition to the new poor law, parliamentary suffrage and municipal reform. This rich collection of research essays affords new insights into the nature of Chartism as an expression of popular grievances and aspirations for a better life. It will both deepen the understanding of Chartist scholars nationally and inform local readers of a heritage to be celebrated with pride.”
– Professor Edward Royle, The University of York

Available online here.