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The rural war : Captain Swing and the politics of protest

Author: Carl J Griffin
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Swing Riots were the most dramatic and widespread rising of the English rural poor. Protestors destroyed machines, demanding higher wages and better poor relief. Swing represented a genuine  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl J Griffin
ISBN: 9780719086267 0719086264
OCLC Number: 809163562
Description: xiii, 360 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Contents: IntroductionPart I 1 Rough men, pleasant histories2 Life and labour on and off the parish3 Something before Swing or Swing itself?Part II 4 Movement dynamics and diffusion 5 Movement mechanisms Part III6 The politics of the parish 7 Radical participatory politics 8 The gender politics of Swing Part IV9 Suppressing Swing10 Swing and social policy11 Something after Swing?ConclusionsAppendix Index -- .
Responsibility: by Carl J. Griffin.

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Meticulously researched'Mark Metcalf,Tribune, December 2012'Griffin has provided a compelling reappraisal of Swing which is a major contribution to geographies of rural protest. It also offers a Read more...

 
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