Captain Swing Eric J. Hobsbawm

ISBN: 9781842122358

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Captain Swing  by  Eric J. Hobsbawm

Captain Swing by Eric J. Hobsbawm
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Two of the worlds great Marxist historians present a classic social history of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830. For generation upon generation, the English farm laborer lived in poverty and degradation. With the onset of theMoreTwo of the worlds great Marxist historians present a classic social history of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830. For generation upon generation, the English farm laborer lived in poverty and degradation. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, however, new forces came into play--and when capitalism swept from the cities into the countryside, tensions reached the breaking point.

From 1830 on, a series of revolts, known as the Swing, shook England to its core. Here is the background of that upheaval, from its rise to its fall, and the people who tried to change their world. A masterpiece of British history.



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