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Knowledge Chartism: William Lovett and the New Move

Chartism may take its name from the document drawn up for the London Working Men’s Association by William Lovett, but by late 1839 it drew the bulk of its support from the industrial workers of the North of England whose principal complaints were about wage cuts and the brutal New Poor Law workhouse system, and who took their lead from Feargus O’Connor and his Northern Star newspaper. Continue reading Knowledge Chartism: William Lovett and the New Move