Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre

by Polyp, Poole and Schlunke - £11.99  New Internationalist Publications Ltd (2019)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781780264752 | ISBN 10: 1780264755

The explosive tale of Peterloo, told ‘verbatim’ style through the voices of those who were there. More than 15 people died and 600 were severely wounded by sabre-wielding troops at a peaceful pro-democracy rally. This is a visual account of the 16 August, 1819 massacre, to be published as part of the 200th anniversary commemorations.
 
The entire narrative is drawn exclusively from the direct testimony of the time much of it newly unearthed by leading historian Professor Robert Poole, including letters, memoirs, journalist’s accounts, spies’ reports and courtroom evidence. These have been carefully woven together into rich, vivid illustrations by professional cartoonist, illustrator and graphic novelist Polyp.
 
At a time when democracy is under siege the memory of Peterloo is all the more crucial, and challenges the reader to ask what we have done with the legacy passed on by those who died.

(Price & availability last checked: June 2019)

The website can't tell you if this book is in the shop or not, sorry - call us or use the enquiry link below to ask

  

Featured book: New Books - Politics & Activism, New History & Biography,
In booklists: The Peterloo Massacre, 16 August 1819, Political Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels and Cartoons - Non-Fiction,
In categories: History & Biography, Changing the World, Work & Workers Rights, Local Interest, Politics & Philosophy, Humour, Gifts & Seasonal, Arts & Creativity,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd 2004-2019 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page