Gerrard Winstanley, News Culture, and Law Reform in the Early 1650s

@article{Hughes2014GerrardWN,
  title={Gerrard Winstanley, News Culture, and Law Reform in the Early 1650s},
  author={Ann Hughes},
  journal={Prose Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={36},
  pages={63 - 76}
}
  • A. Hughes
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Prose Studies
This article identifies the reprintings, without attribution, of extracts from Gerrard Winstanley's last publication, The Law of Freedom in a Platform (1652) in a variety of news-books and topical pamphlets. It explores the domestication and misrepresentations of Winstanley's views as editors and publishers cut and paraphrased his texts and juxtaposed them with more conventional proposals for law reform. The crucial context for the excerpting of The Law of Freedom was the broad movement for law… Expand
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