The Rural War
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The Rural War

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Beginning in Kent in the summer of 1830 before spreading throughout the country, the Swing Riots were the most dramatic and widespread rising of the English rural poor. Seeking an end to their immiseration, the protestors destroyed machines, demanded higher wages, and more generous poor relief, and even frequently resorted to incendiarism to enforce their modest demands. B...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 15th 2012 by Manchester University Press
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Protest, Politics and Work in Rural England, 1700-1850

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