Write an essay responding to the following:
Which is more important in explaining the public support for Chartism:
economic circumstances, or Chartism’s cultural community?
Chartism was the first mass working class labour movement in the world. Beginning in 1838, Chartists called for political reform in the United Kingdom. The nature of their proposed reforms were laid out in the six point People’s Charter of 1838, and it is from this, that Chartism took its name. The Chartist movement is seen by historians as a continuation of the fight against corruption in British politics, and as a new phase in demands for democracy in the world’s first industrialised society. The sheer extent of support which …show more content…
Attwood, T (1836) Birmingham Journal, 12 November; reproduced in Briggs, A. (ed.) (1959), pp. 20-1, Chartist Studies, London, Macmillan cited in Making Sense of the Arts – Resource Booklet 1, (2011) Milton Keynes, The Open University, p. 29.
O’Day, R., Hardy, W., Marsh, G., Padley, S. and Perryman, L.A. (2011) Making Sense of the Arts, Milton Keynes, The Open University.
1 Past: give at least one example of a way in which your learning skills have improved during this module.
Over the course of this module, my note taking skills have improved from being virtually non-existent, into something that now passes as acceptable. When I attended school, I was extremely