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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: 819166281
Description: 1 vol. (360 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Swing in context. Rough men, pleasant histories ; Life and labour on and off the parish ; Something before Swing or Swing itself? ; Swing as movement. Movement dynamics and diffusion ; Movement mechanisms ; Chopsticks' politics. The politics of the parish ; Radical participatory politics ; The gender politics of Swing ; Responses to Swing. Suppressing Swing ; Swing and social policy ; Something after Swing?
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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