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In Praise of Poverty - Hannah More Counters Thomas Paine and the Radical Threat (Hardcover) Loot Price: R965
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In Praise of Poverty - Hannah More Counters Thomas Paine and the Radical Threat (Hardcover): Mona Scheuermann
In Praise of Poverty - Hannah More Counters Thomas Paine and the Radical Threat (Hardcover): Mona Scheuermann

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In Praise of Poverty - Hannah More Counters Thomas Paine and the Radical Threat (Hardcover)

Mona Scheuermann

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In her own time and in ours, Hannah More (1745-1833) has been seen as a benefactress of the poor, writing and working selflessly to their benefit. Mona Scheuermann argues, however, that More's agenda was not simply to help the poor but to control them, for the upper classes in late eighteenth-century England were terrified that the poor would rise in revolt against Church and King.

As much social history as literary study, In Praise of Poverty shows that More's writing to the poor is specifically intended to counter the perceived rabble rousing of Thomas Paine and other radicals active in the 1790s. In fact, her Village Politics was written by request of the Bishop of London as a direct response to Paine's Rights of Man. The much larger project of the Cheap Repository Tracts followed, and More was still writing in this vein two decades later.

Mona Scheuermann effectively, and perhaps controversially, places More in the context of her period's debate about the poor, proving More to be not a defender of the poor but of the conservative upper-class values she so wholeheartedly espoused.

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Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2001
First published: April 2002
Authors: Mona Scheuermann
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-8131-2222-9
Barcode: 9780813122229
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LSN: 0-8131-2222-8

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