18th & 19th Century Methods for change

Revolution may be a movement of dramatic change, but it requires organisation.

In order to overturn or effect the existing order it is necessary to work to some degree within or upon the institutions and systems of that order.

In this section we look at some of the methods of bringing about change including diplomacy, dissent, representation, reform, petition and manifesto.

Benjamin Franklin - diplomat

The Priestley Riots

Joseph Priestley zealot?

Joseph Priestley – pamphleteer?

The People's Charter

How to set up a secret ballot

Bourgeoisie And Proletariat

The Communist Manifesto