Talking revolution : Edward Rushton's rebellious poetics, 1782-1814 /

This is the first academic study entirely devoted to Liverpool labouring-class poet and activist Edward Rushton (1756-1814), long associated with the foundation of the Royal School for the Blind in 1791. From the turbulent 1790s Rushton owned a bookshop that was a hub of intense networking with many...

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Author / Creator: Dellarosa, Franca, 1960- (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Edition:First edition.
Imprint: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2015.
Series:Eighteenth-century worlds.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Part I : Local Radicalism
  • 1. "'Written near one of the Docks of Liverpool"
  • 2. "A gang of fierce hirelings appear" : fighting the Press Gang and other sea stories
  • 3. "Yet still our isle's enslaved" : the Irish poems
  • Part II : Global radicalism
  • 4. Writing against Empires
  • Interlude : Of commerce, Empire, and the banality of evil
  • 5. West-Indian Eclogues (1787), or, the Opacity of form
  • 6. Envisioning the unthinkable : history, agency, and the Haitian Revolution
  • 7. Washington, Rushton, Garrison (and Paine) : Following the Transatlantic currents of history.