John Francis Bray: Transatlantic Radical

Author(s): BRONSTEIN, Jamie
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780850366044
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This is the first book-length biography of John Francis Bray, radical, Chartist, writer, farmer, and democrat: a man hailed
in later life as the ‘Benjamin Franklin’ of American labour. Bronstein surveys Bray’s experiences and ideas, and the impact he had in England and in the USA from the 1830’s to 1897. The book draws on original research through primary sources, including Bray’s diaries, letters to and from his family, manuscripts and newspapers.

Bray grew up in America’s theatrical world. A turn of fortune stranded him in England, and propelled him into work as an apprentice printer, a writer and activists for the Chartist cause in Yorkshire, and the author of Labour’s Wrongs and Labour’s Remedy and A Voyage from Utopia to Several Unknown Regions of the World.

From the 1840’s on he lived in the American West, farming and starting a family in Michigan. He was briefly a newspaper editor sympathetic to the Democrats, and responded to issues of Spiritualism, the Civil War, slavery, and secession of the South.
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This is the first book-length biography of John Francis Bray, radical, Chartist, writer, farmer, and democrat: a man hailed in later life as the ‘Benjamin Franklin’ of American labour. Bronstein surveys Bray’s experiences and ideas, and the impact he had in England and in the USA from the 1830’s to 1897. The book draws on original research through primary sources, including Bray’s diaries, letters to and from his family, manuscripts and newspapers. Bray grew up in America’s theatrical world. A turn of fortune stranded him in England, and propelled him into work as an apprentice printer, a writer and activists for the Chartist cause in Yorkshire, and the author of Labour’s Wrongs and Labour’s Remedy and A Voyage from Utopia to Several Unknown Regions of the World. From the 1840’s on he lived in the American West, farming and starting a family in Michigan. He was briefly a newspaper editor sympathetic to the Democrats, and responded to issues of Spiritualism, the Civil War, slavery, and secession of the South.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780850366044
ISBN10 0850366046
Author BRONSTEIN, Jamie
Binding Paperback
Date Published 1 Sep 2010
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 141
Publisher Merlin Press

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