In modern parlance, "Luddite" has come to mean one who rejects modern ways for a simpler time. While the term is bandied about frequently in our technology-saturated age, the historical events in which the expression finds its origin have largely been forgotten. The Luddite riots, which proved to be one of the defining moments of the Industrial Revolution, began in 1799 when Ned Ludd, a "backward youth, " is said to have smashed a knitting frame. Ludd's actions provoked a prolonged outbreak of machine-breaking by desperate ...

The Luddite Rebellion 1998, Alan Sutton Publishing,

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The Luddite Rebellion 1998, New York University Press, New York

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