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Chartist collection. -- 1836-1840. -- 12.5 cm of textual records.

Chartism was a working class reform movement in England during the period from roughly 1836 to 1850. Its name was taken from The People's Charter and its leaders included William Lovett and Feargus O'Connor (1794-1855). The Chartists agitated for better working conditions, universal male suffrage, and other political reforms. The movement ultimately dissipated due to disagreements among its members and the rise of other reform bodies such as the Anti-Corn Law League.

The collection consists of printed materials.

Title based on the content of the collection.
The collection was obtained from Robert H. Rubin Booksellers, Stoughton, Mass. in February 1983.
Finding aid available in hard copy and electronically.
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No further accruals are expected

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Last Reviewed: May 15, 2003