The battle hymns of the public
Posted: 04 Oct 2013 @ 00:06
The recent discovery of what is believed to be the only existing
copy of The National Chartist Hymn Book suggests that the
UK version of the civil-rights movement could also be the
forerunner of liberation theology. Jemima Thackray
IN THE back room of
Todmorden Public Library, in West Yorkshire, the historian Michael
Sanders was rooting through three big, dusty boxes looking for
something important. He had received a tip-off from a local
historian about a certain document that, if found, would radically
shake up his field of academic research.
"In the best traditions
of TV and film-making," Dr Sanders, a senior lecturer ...
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