The Vote: How it was Won and how it was Undermined

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This is the dramatic and shocking story of the long, hard-won battle for the vote, and then of the slow erosion of its power. In a vast narrative sweep that takes us from the English Civil War to the present day, Foot traces the struggle for universal suffrage, and shows how concern for property first delayed and then fatally hobbled the movement towards parliamentary democracy. Both authoritative history and rousing polemic, this is a must-read for anyone interested in how today's political scene was shaped.

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The Vote: How it was won and how it was undermined is the magnificent parting gift and last political testament of Paul Foot, champion of the poor and disinherited, a tireless campaigner against ... Read full review

Contents

Crows and Eagles at Putney
3
Revolt of the Chartists
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The Leap in the Dark
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Copyright

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