Whigs and Hunters: The Origin of the Black Act

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Pantheon Books, Jan 1, 1975 - Criminal law - 312 pages
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E. P. Thompson's book is an important study of a frightening piece of 18th century English legislation, "The Waltham Black Act", or as it is generally known, the Black Act, which took its name from a ... Read full review

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This is an at times fascinating account of a little known piece of legislation from a preeminent British historian. The Black Act outlawed peasants and commoners from infringing on the privileged classes in Hanoverian England in the 1720s. Read full review

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The Black Act
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Windsor Forest
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Thompson is a contemporary neo-Marxist. He has studied especially the development of a working-class consciousness in the early years of the Industrial Revolution.

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