Preventing revolution: Cato Street, Bonnymuir, and Cathkin

Gardner, John (2013) Preventing revolution: Cato Street, Bonnymuir, and Cathkin. Studies in Scottish Literature, 39 (1). pp. 162-182. ISSN 0039-3770

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Argues, from a range of evidence including popular poetry and woodcuts, that popular risings in 1820 in Scotland, England, and Ireland were produced as a coordinated strategy by central government in the aftermath of Peterloo to instigate (through agents provocateurs) local popular uprisings and then brutally suppress them, with show trials and public executions, in order to deter or forestall larger social unrest or revolution.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Scottish literature
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 15:04
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:02

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