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Democracy: The Long Revolution

by Edited by David Powell and Tom Hickey - £25.00  Continuum International Publishing Group (2007)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9780826486769 | ISBN 10: 0826486762

This accessible yet authoritative collection of essays chronicles the history of dissent in the British Isles, from Magna Carta to the present day. The contributors - all specialists in their field - cover such milestones as the age of revolution, industrialisation and the foundation of the Labour Party. Tony Benn contributes a powerful, final extended chapter arguing that "we are light years away from being a true democracy."

"There is a long and honourable tradition of popular history in Britain, in which first-rate scholars have joined with public intellectuals to speak through the windows of seminar rooms wo wider audiences thirsty for critical alternatives to the pabulum of popular histories usually available. This admirable collection speaks eloquently to these needs. As its authors remind us, the past contains a wealth of resources for thinking about democracy's unfinished project."
(Professor Geoff Eley)

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In booklists: Tony Benn, Britain: Democracy & the Vote, British History - 20th Century,
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