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Comedy, caricature and the social order, 1820–50

@inproceedings{Maidment2013ComedyCA,
  title={Comedy, caricature and the social order, 1820–50},
  author={Brian Maidment},
  year={2013}
}
It is 50 years since Edward Thompson introduced historians to the phrase, the idea, the reality of 'the condescension of posterity'.(1) And while Thompson restricted his lens to the poor and forgotten of late 18thand early 19th-century Britain, for a number of years a small number of historians, John Barrell notable among them (2), have reminded us that there is another not insignificant condescension which scholars of this age have also engaged in: that toward its art. In short, the historic… 
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