Protest, Politics and Work in Rural England, 1700-1850
|Publication Date||December 2013|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook Paperback|
|Series||Social History in Perspective|
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.