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By Paul A. Pickering,Alex Tyrrell

the second one 1/2 the 19th century witnessed a brand new phenomenon in public monuments and civic ornamentation. while in former occasions public statuary had in most cases been reserved for 'warriors and statesmen, kings and rulers of men', a brand new development used to be rising for cities to commemorate their very own voters. because the matters immortalised in stone and bronze broadened past the normal ruling sessions to incorporate radicals and reformers, it necessitated a corresponding widening of the language and realizing of public statuary. Contested websites explores the position of those commemorations in radical public existence in Britain. regardless of fresh advances within the knowing of the significance of symbols in public discourse, political monuments have obtained little cognizance from historians. this can be to be regretted, for commemorations are statements of public identification and reminiscence that experience their politics; they're 'embedded in complicated category, gender and gear relatives that make sure what's remembered (or forgotten)'. analyzing monuments, plaques and tombstones commemorating numerous renowned hobbies and reforming members, the contributions in Contested websites show the relatives that went into the making of public reminiscence in smooth Britain and its radical tradition.

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