The British Tradition in John Morrison’s Radical Nationalism


Uses John Morrison’s work as an exemplary case for examining the British dissenting tradition in shaping Australian radicalism. Argues that the strength of the reception of Morrison’s writing in Australia as contributing to the tradition of radical nationalism in which he wrote shows that this tradition, like the Labor movement to which it was allied, owed much to British working-class Protestantism and its sense of duty, solidarity and egalitarianism.

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Published 1 May 2002 in Volume 20 No. 3. Subjects: Australia - Literary portrayal, Critical reception, Gender - Literary portrayal, Literary influences, Radical Nationalism, Realism, Working class literature, John Morrison.

Cite as: McLaren, John. ‘The British Tradition in John Morrison’s Radical Nationalism.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 20, no. 3, 2002, doi: 10.20314/als.6ddf9e50fb.