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19th-century Leeds Radicalism

19th-century Leeds Radicalism
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5 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019

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Leeds Central Library

Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB

A new exhibition, exploring the rich radical tradition of 19th-century Leeds, using books and other materials from the Leeds Central Library collections. 

Broadly split into two sections – Leeds radicalism to and from 1832  – the exhibition showcases books and pamphlets by such writers and activists as James Watson, Richard Carlile, Richard Oastler, James and Alice Mann, F.R. Lees, John Francis Bray, Joshua Hobson and Joseph Barker. You can also see a genuine 19th-century policeman’s truncheon – used during the 1842 Plug Riot disturbances in Leeds, as well as two political cartoons published during the 1874 and 1880 Leeds parliamentary elections.

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