Articles and Bibliography

Articles about William Cuffay (including two Radio programs and two Plays)

N Gossman, 'William Cuffay: London's Black Chartist', Phylon, vol. 44, no. 1, 1983, pp. 56-65.

A Betheras, William Cuffay: 'Black London Chartist and Tasmanian Radical', Honours Thesis, Department of History, University of Queensland, 1993

K Flett 'Unsung hero of anti-slave fight', Morning Star, 10 April 2007.

M Chase, 'Chartism’s black activist', History Today, vol. 57, no. 10, 2007, pp. 20-22.

R Hodder, 'Radical Tasmania: Rebellion, reaction and resistance: A thesis in creative nonfiction', PhD, University of Ballarat, 2009

British Library Chartist Biographies

Sam Dowling play, 'Chartists Rising', 2009

BBC4, 'Britain's Black Revolutionary', 2010

BBC History: William Cuffay (1788 - 1870)

Remembering William Cuffay, Black Chartist Leader, Sean Creighton 30 July 2010

M Gregory, 'William Cuffay in Tasmania', Tasmanian Historical Research Association, vol. 58, no. 1, 2011, pp. 61-77.
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M Gregory, 'Tale of a Chartist legend', Morning Star, 1 June 2011.

'Cuffay, William (1778–1870)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, 2011

Senator Carol Brown 'William Cuffay - A Chartist Hero' Australian Senate Speech 21 June 2011

M Gregory, 'William Cuffay in Tasmania', Now and Then, issue 3, Winter, 2011, p.11. 

ABC Editor's Blog: Conviction politics and the story of William Cuffay 27 July 2011

ABC Radio National,  The Isle of Denial: William Cuffay in Van Diemen's Land, 31 July, 4 August 2011 [replay, 20 December, 2011]

The Isle of Denial: William Cuffay in Van Diemen's Land  [transcript]

M Gregory 'Colonial agitator earned his place in history', Education, 29 August, 2011, p.23.

K Flett 'Chatham Chartism and imperialism', Morning Star, 24 October 2011.

H Ekwe-Ekwe 'The History of Africans in Britain' 8 December 2011

Keith Flett on 'William Cuffay, Black Chartist and Londoner' Seminar - 12 December 2011

K Flett 'William Cuffay: Black Chartist & Londoner' - 26 December 2011

Lord Morris of Handsworth, Inspirational Victorians, National Portrait Gallery, 12  June, 2012

Shortlisted - NSW Premier's History Awards, 6 November, 2012

Martin Hoyles will speak on his new biography of William Cuffay
Room G34 South Block Institute of Historical Research,
Senate House, Malet St WC1: 5.30pm - Monday 18 February, 2013

Hidden by Red Saunders - Peoples History Museum 9 March 2013 — 29 September 2013

Hidden by Red Saunders: An Impressions Gallery touring exhibition, 9 March – 29 September 2013. Hidden celebrates ordinary working men and women, dissenters, revolutionaries, radicals and non-conformists and their contribution to the struggle for democracy and equality in Britain.

Keith Flett 'William Cuffay: leader of London Chartism' Bookmarks 19 April 2013

Hywel Francis 'Our democratic debt to the Chartists' Morning Star 7 May 2013

Malcolm Chase 'In Tribute to the Chartists' Morning Star 14 July 2013

Keith Flett 'Son of Medway's lessons for Ukip' Morning Star 19 November 2014

William Cuffay portrait: National Portrait Gallery
[Drawn in Newgate Gaol 1848 'by his fellow sufferer' William Dowling]

Books that mention William Cuffay

The decline of the Chartist Movement, Preston William Slossen, London, 1916

But we shall rise again, Reg Groves, Secker and Warburg, 1938

Trials of British freedom : being some studies in the history of the fight for democratic freedom in Britain, T A Jackson, Lawrence & Wishart, 1945

Chartism, John Towers Ward, B.T. Batsford, 1973

A New history of Australia, F K Crowley, Heinemann, 1974

Protest and punishment : the story of the social and political protesters transported to Australia, 1788-1868, George Rudé, Oxford University Press, 1978

Staying power: the history of black people in Britain, Peter Fryer, Pluto Press, 1984

The Chartists : popular politics in the Industrial Revolution, Dorothy Thompson, Pantheon Books, 1984

1848 : the British state and the Chartist movement, John Saville, Cambridge University Press, 1987

Making of the black working class in britain, Ron Ramdin, Aldershot, 1987

Gender & history: Volume 2 OCLC First Search Electronic Collections Online - 1990

Education and the social construction of "race", Peter M E Figueroa, Routledge, 1991

Palmerston's foreign policy: 1848, George J Billy, Peter Lang, 1993

History and the shaping of Irish Protestantism, Desmond Bowen, P. Lang, 1995

Elections: Full, Free & Fair, Marian Sawer, Federation Press, 2001

Government and politics in Kent, 1640 - 1914, Frederick Lansbury, Boydell Press, 2001

Teaching history 3-11: the essential guide, Lucy O'Hara and Mark O'Hara, Continuum, 2001

The revolution in popular literature: print, politics, and the People, Ian Haywood, Cambridge University Press, 2004

Black Victorians : black people in British art, 1800-1900, Jan Marsh, Lund Humphries, 2005

Europe, empire, and spectacle in nineteenth-century British music, Rachel Cowgill, Julian Rushton, Ashgate, 2006

Death or liberty : rebel exiles in Australia, Sydney : Murdoch Books, Tony Moore, 2010

A People's History of London, Verso, Lindsey German and John Rees, 2012

New William Cuffay Biography

William Cuffay: The Life and Times of a Chartist Leader, Martin Hoyles, 2012

Keith Flett: Review of Martin Hoyles' biography, 2012

Sean Creighton: Review of Hoyles' biography, 2013

Alan Lloyd: Review of Hoyles' biography, Morning Star 2013