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Publisher Comments:

Two of the world's great Marxist historians present a classic social history of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830. For generation upon generation, the English farm laborer lived in poverty and degradation. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, however, new forces came into play--and when capitalism swept from the cities into the countryside, tensions reached the breaking point. From 1830 on, a series of revolts, known as the "Swing," shook England to its core. Here is the background of that upheaval, from its rise to its fall, and the people who tried to change their world. A masterpiece of British history.

Synopsis:

This title charts the social history of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830. As capitalism penetrated deeper and deeper into the countryside with the onset of the industrial revolution, farmers rioted all across rural England. These uprisings were known as the "Swing".

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-371) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842122358
Author:
Hobsbawm, Eric
Author:
Hobsbawm, E. J.
Author:
Rude, George
Publisher:
Phoenix
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
England
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Agricultural laborers
Subject:
Great Britain
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
BG-JUVENILE PROP - BG-KITS
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Phoenix Press
Series Volume:
no. 42
Publication Date:
20010630
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of b/w illus.,
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in

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"Synopsis" by , This title charts the social history of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830. As capitalism penetrated deeper and deeper into the countryside with the onset of the industrial revolution, farmers rioted all across rural England. These uprisings were known as the "Swing".
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