An alternative vision
National Anti-Corn Law League Bazaar Gazette, No. 7 (1845)
John Johnson Free Trade & Protection Box 5
Two great reform movements, the Chartists and the Anti-Corn Law League, helped to shape the political climate in the 1840s. This publication, designed to keep the League's supporters informed on the latest developments, describes a week-long national free-trade bazaar held in London in 1845. The celebration of manufactured goods, the support for free trade and the shift in economic power pointed to the future, but the repeal of the Corn Laws would shatter the unity of the Tories under Peel.
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