Power of Print, The: Graphic Images of the ‘Peterloo Massacre’

Subtitle
Graphic images of the ‘Peterloo Massacre’
Synopsis
The ‘Peterloo Massacre’ took place in 1819, when a crowd demonstrating in Manchester for political reform was violently dispersed by the local yeomanry cavalry. Here, the prints which depicted the incident are analysed for the first time, providing a case study of the way in which public opinion and propaganda shape the imagery of even apparently ‘documentary’ scenes and of caricatures. The examples are drawn from the collections of the British Museum, and from archive sources in Manchester.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; 12 slides.
Year of production
1991
Availability
Sale
Documentation
Accompanied by ‘Manchester Region History Review’, illustrated special number on ‘Peterloo’, 1989, with articles by E P Thompson, John Belchem and others, and Diana Donald’s article on the prints. 94pp. 55 illustrations.
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
civil disturbances; Manchester

Credits

Writer
Diana Donald

Distributor

Name

Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Art and Design

Email
c.hilton@mmu.ac.uk or j.davis@mmu.ac.uk
Web
http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/visualresources/slidesets/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0161 247 1930
Fax
0161 247 6897
Address
The Visual Resources Curator
Righton Building
Cavendish Street
Manchester
M15 6BG

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