Social Unrest and Popular Protest in England, 1780-1840

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 2, 2000 - History - 110 pages
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John E. Archer examines the diversity of protest from 1780 to 1840. This textbook covers all forms of protest, including the Gordon Riots of 1780, food riots, Luddism, the radical political reform movement and Peterloo in 1819. It also includes the less well researched anti-enclosure, anti-New Poor Law riots, arson and other forms of 'terroristic' action, up to the advent of Chartism in the 1830s. Archer's concise study of popular protest provides a unique perspective on the social history and conditions of this crucial period.
 

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Contents

Introduction historiography sources and methods
1
Agricultural protest
8
Food riots
28
Industrial protest
42
Political protest
57
Policing protest
75
A revolutionary challenge?
89
Conclusion
94
Bibliography
97
Index
109
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