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The Rural War -

The Rural War

Captain Swing and the Politics of Protest

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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 challenge to the existing ruling order, provoking a bitter and bloody repression. This is a vivid account of a defining moment in British history. -- .

Product code: 9780719097270

ISBN 9780719097270
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
On Sale Date 01/03/2015
No. Of Pages 344
Publisher Manchester University Press
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 challenge to the existing ruling order, provoking a bitter and bloody repression. This is a vivid account of a defining moment in British history. -- .