The Resource William Cobbett and rural popular culture, Ian Dyck

William Cobbett and rural popular culture, Ian Dyck

Label
William Cobbett and rural popular culture
Title
William Cobbett and rural popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Ian Dyck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first rural and cultural study of the great English countryman William Cobbett (1763-1835). It binds Cobbett's radical career to his rural heritage and to the poverty of agricultural workers in the early nineteenth century. As a Radical, Cobbett's first quest was to represent the hardships of the labouring poor, and he adopted the labourers' cultural experiences and class consciousness as the basis of his political platform. He revolutionised press history by joining the 'pedlar's pack', from which he dispensed his two-penny broadsheets along with other varieties of popular literature. The rural labourers understood Cobbett because he articulated their beliefs and values as expressed in their own folksongs and broadside ballads. They embraced Cobbett as a radical leader and as an educator, heeding his moral instruction, his treatises on cottage economy, and his prescriptions on the recovery of old England. Cobbett lived and moved among the labourers, and knew their political or economic grievances; thus long before the 'Captain Swing' rising he forecast the date and patterns of the revolt. His predictions came to pass and he became the single most important leader of the insurrection. His position of authority in the villages carried him forward in the cause of the Great Reform Bill and the Old Poor Law, so that by the end of his eventful career he was the sole public exponent of the cottage charter. This is a major and original work on Cobbett, and represents a breakthrough in the study of rural popular culture and in Cobbett scholarship. It will appeal strongly to a wide range of social and political historians, and has much of value for all those interested in the language of class, the evolution of the English language and the history of journalism
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyck, Ian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA522.C5
LC item number
D93 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cobbett, William
  • Cobbett, William
  • Cobbett, William
  • Cobbett, William
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Great Britain
  • Popular culture
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Travailleurs agricoles
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Historiography
  • Popular culture
  • Rural conditions
  • Volkscultuur
  • Platteland
  • Landarbeit
  • Agrargesellschaft
  • Volkskultur
  • Landbevölkerung
Label
William Cobbett and rural popular culture, Ian Dyck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 312 pages
Isbn
9780521413947
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91017636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23690050
  • (OCoLC)ocm23690050
Label
William Cobbett and rural popular culture, Ian Dyck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 312 pages
Isbn
9780521413947
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91017636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23690050
  • (OCoLC)ocm23690050

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