'A veteran in the good cause of democracy' : William Cuffay - "Black" London Chartist and Tasmanian radical

Betheras, Annette (1993). 'A veteran in the good cause of democracy' : William Cuffay - "Black" London Chartist and Tasmanian radical Honours Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Betheras, Annette
Thesis Title 'A veteran in the good cause of democracy' : William Cuffay - "Black" London Chartist and Tasmanian radical
Formatted title
'A veteran in the good cause of democracy' : William Cuffay - "Black" London Chartist and Tasmanian radical
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1993
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Raymond Evans
Total pages 125
Language eng
Subjects L
430112 Biography
940203 Political Systems
Formatted abstract

This study will examine the life of the 'Black' Chartist radical - William Cuffay. His experiences in politics encompassed an involvement in both British and Tasman in radicalism. The central purpose of the thesis is to reconstruct the identity and importance of this remarkable agitator and organiser over his total "career", which spanned some thirty years, as well as to consider the potential impact that political transportees might have had upon the political culture of Van Diemen's Land in its formative years.

Chapter one offers an overview of some of the major historiographical issues pertaining to the non-treatment given to Cuff ay by historians both in Britain and Australia. Chapter two traces his radical development from his entry onto the British working class political scene through to his rise in prominence within the London Chartist movement. Chapters three and four examine the shards of evidence and posit his unacknowledged role within Tasmanian radical working class circles. A concluding chapter will s um up the findings of this study.

Keyword Biography
Radicalism -- Australia -- History
Tasmania, Australia
Politics - Australia
Chartism

 
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