1 x 1 x 1 inches. pp. 384. Book Description Captain Swing was the signature attached to the threatening letters sent to landowners, parsons and well-to-do farmers by starving agricultural labourers, demanding justice, a rise in wages and the disuse of farm machinery. In 1830 discontent exploded throughout the southern and eastern counties of England. There were marches, threshing machines were destroyed, ricks and barns were put to the torch. 481 people were transported to Australia, 19 were exectued. This book looks at the workers struggle against poverty and degradation. --Editorial Reviews About the Author E.J. Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and educated in Vienna, Berlin, London and Cambridge. A Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, with honourary degrees from universities in several countries, he taught until retirement at Birkbeck College, London, and then at the new school for social research in New York. All his books have been translated into several languages. George Rude was a distinguished historian and renowned expert on 18th-century history. In retirement he lived in Sussex until his death in 1992. George Rude was a distinguished historian and renowned expert on 18th-century history. He taught at universities all over the world and held many distinguished academic posts. In retirement he lived in Sussex until his death in 1992. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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