John Barrell: When Pitt</span> Panicked
5 June 2003
Show More The London Corresponding Society 1792-99 edited by Michael T.Davis.
Pickering & Chatt</span>o, £495, June 2002, 1 85196 734 6Show More
Romanticism, Publishing and Dissent: Joseph Johnson and the Cause of Liberty by Helen Braithwaite.
Palgrave, 243 pp., £45, December 2002, 0 333 98394 7Show More
“... The London Corresponding Society was founded early in 1792 by a group of tradesmen who met in a pub off the Strand. The Society was to educate its members – expected to be artisans, mechanics, shopkeepers – about politics and history, and would function as a pressure group to persuade the Government to adopt the ‘Duke of Richmond’s plan’, the twin reforms of universal manhood suffrage and annual parliaments which the Duke had supported a decade before but had since abandoned ...”