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Afterword : landscapes, memories and texts.

Wood, A. (2018) 'Afterword : landscapes, memories and texts.', in Remembering protest in Britain since 1500 : memory, materiality and the landscape since 1500. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 237-244.


This volume forms a powerful antidote to the view that human life is determined by apparently impersonal forces such as price movements and demographics. Rather, it represents a decisive statement as to the political agency and cultural creativity of working people over five hundred years of English history. Throughout, the radical imagination is at work. Memory appears as politicised: detailed examples of early modern commoners and nineteenth-century radicals mustering memories of earlier struggles in the legitimation of their own conflicts demonstrate the point.

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Publisher statement:Wood A. (2018) Afterword: Landscapes, Memories and Texts. In: Griffin C., McDonagh B. (eds) Remembering Protest in Britain since 1500. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here:
Date accepted:01 January 2018
Date deposited:14 August 2018
Date of first online publication:10 July 2018
Date first made open access:01 July 2020

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