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Protest and the politics of space and place, 1789–1848

By Katrina Navickas

Protest and the politics of space and place, 1789–1848
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  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9627-7
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £25.00 (incl. VAT)
  • Published Date: December 2015
  • BIC Category: European history, HISTORY / Social History, Geography, History, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Social & cultural history, Historical geography, Humanities / Social & cultural history, Humanities / British & Irish history, HISTORY / Historical Geography, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain

Reviews

'... a well-written and thoroughly researched addition to the scholarship on historical protest. Katrina Navickas makes a strong case for the significance of space and place to the historical study of protest, and the book will, therefore, be of value to any historian, geographer, or social scientist interested in protest and political movements.'
Hannah Awcock, Journal of Historical Geography, May 2016

'...a very impressive study, thoughtful and persuasive, laced with insights and interesting detail'
Adrian Randall, University of Birmingham, Social History Journal, Issue 4, May 2016

'Navickas not only examines the ways in which local elites organised carefully choreographed and highly ritualised public displays of loyalty, but also traces their systematic attempts to exclude radicals and their ideas from the civic body politic. Her 'thick' descriptions of the loyalist violence and intimidation.are not only chilling in their detail, but are redolent of E. P. Thompson's classic 'The Making of the English Working Class' in the way in which local detail is tellingly deployed both to illustrate and add nuance to a more general argument.'
Reviews in History, Dr Mike Sanders, University of Manchester, September 2016

'The book remains interesting and informative throughout, and on the whole it is both well-organized and well-written. The research basis is better than solid. This book has merits that outweigh its weaknesses, and for anyone wishing to know more about British popular politics between 1789 and 1848 it will be essential reading.'
Michael Turner, Appalachian State University, Labour/Le Travail 78 Volume 78, Fall 2016

'Readable and fascinating, Katrina Navickas book might be particularly of interest to modern day activists and historians in the North (particularly Manchester) but I expect it will also become a much studied book for social historians trying to understand the historic struggles that have shaped, quite literally, the world we live and struggle in today.'
Resolute Reader

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