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Protest, Politics and Work in Rural England, 1700-1850

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Red Globe Press

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Social History in Perspective

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Rural workers in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England were not passive victims in the face of rapid social change. Carl J. Griffin shows that they deployed an extensive range of resistances to defend their...

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Rural workers in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England were not passive victims in the face of rapid social change. Carl J. Griffin shows that they deployed an extensive range of resistances to defend their livelihoods and communities. Locating protest in the wider contexts of work, poverty and landscape change, this new text offers the first critical overview of this growing area of study.

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The first critical assessment of its kind

A growing area of study

Blends existing scholarship with new research

Written in a lively and accessible style, ideal for students

List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction: Understanding Rural Protest
1. Work, Worklessness and the Poor Law
2. Rural Workers, Custom and the State
3. Land and Environmental Change
4. Community, Custom and Religion: Unsettling the Everyday
5. Protest Practice
6. Rural Rebellion
7. Rural Popular Politics
Conclusion
Notes
Further Reading
Index.

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Carl J. Griffin is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Sussex, UK.

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Carl J. Griffin is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Sussex, UK.

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