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Chapter 11 - Radical Publishers

from The French Revolution Debate

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 January 2020

Nancy E. Johnson
Affiliation:
State University of New York, New Paltz
Paul Keen
Affiliation:
Carleton University, Ottawa
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There are many senses in which Mary Wollstonecraft was a radical writer and thinker, not least through her association with her publisher Joseph Johnson and his circle. Johnson’s bookselling business is often identified as “liberal,” partly to distinguish it from the cheaper end of the spectrum of radical publishing that threw its weight behind democratic reform after the publication of the second part of Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man in 1792. Given her close association with Johnson and her “literary” aspirations, it is no surprise that Wollstonecraft had no direct relationship with popular radicalism, but that does not mean that this movement or the many largely anonymous “female citizens” associated with it were uninterested in Wollstonecraft or her ideas.

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  • Radical Publishers
  • Edited by Nancy E. Johnson, State University of New York, New Paltz, Paul Keen, Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Book: Mary Wollstonecraft in Context
  • Online publication: 16 January 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108261067.011
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  • Radical Publishers
  • Edited by Nancy E. Johnson, State University of New York, New Paltz, Paul Keen, Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Book: Mary Wollstonecraft in Context
  • Online publication: 16 January 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108261067.011
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  • Radical Publishers
  • Edited by Nancy E. Johnson, State University of New York, New Paltz, Paul Keen, Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Book: Mary Wollstonecraft in Context
  • Online publication: 16 January 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108261067.011
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