Popular politics, heritage and memories of Chartism in England and Wales, 1918–2020

ROBERTS, Matthew (2023). Popular politics, heritage and memories of Chartism in England and Wales, 1918–2020. Historical Research.

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Chartism has enjoyed a remarkably enduring posthumous life. This article focuses on the politics of remembering the movement via three case studies: the interwar political left, the attempts by the political and cultural establishment to co-opt Chartism since the 1980s, and the role of Chartism in the contemporary and ongoing campaigns for democratic renewal promoted by a range of heritage organizations and groups. By drawing on critical heritage studies, as well as a range of material – from press reports to ephemera and the built environment – this article shows how forms of remembrance and the practices of commemoration surrounding Chartism were (and are) far from static and repetitive but evolving, dynamic and contested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2103 Historical Studies; History; 4303 Historical studies
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/hisres/htad007
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 23 May 2023 09:43
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 14:17
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31919

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