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An indepth look at Joseph Cowen-newspaper magnate, radical activist, and member of parliament for the Liberal party-this compilation brings together ethnic and urban studies and considers the role of the press in building a radical power base. During his political career, Cowen drew upon a coalition of support from working-class associations, the Irish community, and regional interest groups, and this study of his life describes how he remarkably championed the cause of the underdog.

Joseph Cowen and popular radicalism on Tyneside, 1829-1900 - Joan Allen

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Title
Joseph Cowen and popular radicalism on Tyneside, 1829-1900
Author
Joan Allen
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Merlin Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20071201

An indepth look at Joseph Cowen-newspaper magnate, radical activist, and member of parliament for the Liberal party-this compilation brings together ethnic and urban studies and considers the role of the press in building a radical power base. During his political career, Cowen drew upon a coalition of support from working-class associations, the Irish community, and regional interest groups, and this study of his life describes how he remarkably championed the cause of the underdog.

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Joan Allen is a lecturer in modern British history at the University of Newcastle and the coeditor of Faith of Our Fathers: Six Centuries of Popular Belief and Papers for the People.

"This highly readable and innovative study makes an important contribution to understanding the dynamics and longevity of 19th century provincial Radicalism."
-Labour History vol 74, no.1

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Radicalism - England, North East - History - 19th century.|Radicals - England, North East - Biography.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
245

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