• WordNet 3.6
    • n Chartism the principles of a body of 19th century English reformers who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chartism The principles of a political party in England (1838-48), which contended for universal suffrage, the vote by ballot, annual parliaments, equal electoral districts, and other radical reforms, as set forth in a document called the People's Charter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Chartism The political principles and opinions of the Chartists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chartism chärt′izm a movement in Great Britain for the extension of political power to the working-classes, rising out of widespread national distress and popular disappointment with the results of the Reform Bill of 1832—its programme, the 'People's Charter,' drawn up in 1838, with six points: (1) Manhood Suffrage; (2) Equal Electoral Districts; (3) Vote by Ballot; (4) Annual Parliaments; (5) Abolition of Property Qualification; and (6) Payment of Members of the House of Commons
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. charte, charter. Cf. Charte Chart


In literature:

If any person calls this Chartism, he must permit me to tell him that he does not know what Chartism is.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The reader will remember, as he reads it, that he is in the troubled year of 1848, with Chartism at home and revolution abroad.
"A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Chartism is the compact form of their opposition to the bourgeoisie.
"The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 with a Preface written in 1892" by Frederick Engels
Several great causes were at work which tended to throw Chartism into obscurity.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
The contest for the office of Mayor was between him and a man of Radical opinions, but Chartism prevailed.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
The Radical Parson, the upholder of Chartism, was in many ways a strong Tory.
"Victorian Worthies" by George Henry Blore
Engels, in whom, as stated, the working-class spirit of Chartism and the ideals of Owenism were blended, found in Marx a twin spirit.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
From being an object of terror, Chartism had become an object of ridicule.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Past and Present, Chartism, and Sartor Resartus.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
This year Chartism was rampant and very militant.
"Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign" by John Ashton
The banner of Chartism was already lifted.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
It had its first successes in the period which immediately followed the fall of Chartism.
"Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History" by Antonio Labriola
Europe, he says ('Chartism'), lay "hag-ridden" and "quack-ridden.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
Thereafter the movement specially called Chartism soon died out.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
Much of his life was devoted to the propaganda of Chartism.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Chartism is a knife and fork question.
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
Chartism, however, has won conspicuous treatment in fiction.
"Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Jacob Holyoake
During the Queen's earlier years, Chartism, that is to-day only a name, was an active force.
"Social Transformations of the Victorian Age" by T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
And this is the essence of Chartism.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton
Chartism was indeed rather a wild cry, a passionate yearning of lonely men for combination, than any definite political enterprise.
"Modern Leaders: Being a Series of Biographical Sketches" by Justin McCarthy