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Seminar 8

Seminar Questions:

  • Assess Burke’s defence of the British constitution.
  • How did Paine and Wollstonecraft differ in their interpretation of rights and citizenship?
  • How popular was radicalism during the French revolution?
  • Assess the appeal of popular conservatism during the French revolution.

The French Revolution

See O’Gorman, The Long Eighteenth century and Evans, The forging of the modern state

I R Christie, Stress and Stability - reflections on the British avoidance of revolution

L Colley, Britons

H Dickinson, Liberty and Property, political ideology in 18th century Britain

H Dickinson, The Politics of the people in 18th century Britain

H Dickinson, British Radicalism and the French Revolution

H Dickinson (ed.), Britain and the French Revolution

J Ehrman, The Younger Pitt

C Emsley, ‘Repression, Terror and the rule of law in England during the decade of the French Revolution’, English Historical Review, 1985

A Goodwin, Friends of Liberty: The English Democratic Movement

F O’Gorman, The Whig Party and the French Revolution

J Mori, William Pitt and the French Revolution

J Mori, ‘Languages of Loyalism: Patriotism, Nationhood and the State in the 1790s’, English Historical Review, 2003

M Peters, Pitt and Popularity

M Philp, ‘Vulgar Conservatism, 1792-3’, English Historical Review, 1995

T Schofield, ‘Conservative political thought in Britain in response to the French

revolution’, Historical Journal, 1986

J Stevenson, Popular disturbances in Britain

M Thomis and P Holt, Threats of revolution in Britain

Burke, Paine and Wollstonecraft

Steven Blakemore, Crisis in representation : Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, and the rewriting of the French Revolution

Steven Blakemore, Intertextual War: Edmund Burke and the French Revolution in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, and James Mackintosh

E Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France

Gregory Claeys, Thomas Paine: social and political thought

J Conniff, ‘Edmund Burke and his critics: the case of Mary Wollstonecraft’, Journal of the History of Ideas, 1999

Harriet Devine Jump, Mary Wollstonecraft

Pam B Hirsch, ‘Mary Wollstonecraft: a problematic legacy’ in Clarissa Campbell Orr (ed.), Wollstonecraft’s Daughters

R. M. Janes, ‘On the reception of Mary Wollstonecraft’s "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman"’, Journal of the History of Ideas, 1978?

Gary Kelly, Revolutionary Feminism, chap 5?

P Langford, Edmund Burke

F O’Gorman, Edmund Burke

T Paine, The Rights of Man

Jane Rendall, The Origins of Modern Feminism

Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and A Vindication of the Rights of Men