Petticoat Heroes: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest in the Rebecca Riots

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Petticoat Heroes: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest in the Rebecca Riots - Jones, Rhian E.
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Shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2016 The wave of unrest which took place in 1840s Wales, known as `Rebeccaism' or `the Rebecca riots', stands out as a success story within the generally gloomy annals of popular struggle and defeat. The story is remembered in vivid and compelling images: attacks on tollgates and other symbols of perceived injustice by farmers and workers, outlandishly dressed in bonnets and petticoats and led by the iconic anonymous figure of Rebecca herself. The events form ...

Petticoat Heroes: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest in the Rebecca Riots 2015, University of Wales Press, Wales

ISBN-13: 9781783167883

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