Thomas McGrugar’s ‘Letters of Zeno’: Patriotic Print & Constitutional Improvement in the Caledonian Mercury, 1782-1783

Benchimol, A. (2021) Thomas McGrugar’s ‘Letters of Zeno’: Patriotic Print & Constitutional Improvement in the Caledonian Mercury, 1782-1783. Studies in Scottish Literature, 47(1), pp. 67-90.

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Abstract

Discusses a series of five newspaper letters by Thomas McGrugar (1751-1810), published in an Edinburgh newspaper the Caledonian Mercury, which urged increased representation of the Scottish burghs in the U.K. parliament, and argues that in them McGrugar used print culture to create an alternative political forum to existing political structures.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Benchimol, Dr Alex
Authors: Benchimol, A.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
P Language and Literature > PE English
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Studies in Scottish Literature
Journal Abbr.:SSL
Publisher:University of South Carolina Libraries
ISSN:0039-3770
ISSN (Online):0039-3770
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 University of South Carolina Press
First Published:First published in Studies in Scottish Literature 47(1):67-90
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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