Haranguing after Chartism: The Making of the Victorian Ball
Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley
James Crossley [+]
St Mary's University, London
This chapter looks at the decades following Chartism when Ball, though not without his opponents, was commonly seen as a positive figure (whether reformist or radical). This also includes discussion of how Ball was used as a revolutionary supporter of abolitionism, echoing ideas of English identity found among Chartists.