Eighteenth-Century English Society: Shuttles and Swords

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Eighteenth-Century English Society: Shuttles and Swords

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The period from 1688-1820 was marked throughout with riots and rebellions, seditions and strikes, as the lower classes rebelled against the state bias towards the interests of higher social groups. Drawing on recent work on demography, labor, and law, this readable history of the period focuses on the experience of the eighty percent of the population who made up England's "lower orders." Hay and Rogers provide fresh insights into food shortages, changes in poor relief, use of the criminal law, and the shifts in social power caused by industrialization that would bring about the birth of working-class radicalism.

ISBN

9780192891945

Publication Date

7-10-1997

Publisher

Oxford University Press

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Oxford, United Kingdom

Keywords

Social conditions--18th century; Politics and government--18th century; England; Great Britain

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Hay, C. Douglas, and Nicholas Rogers. Eighteenth-Century English Society: Shuttles and Swords. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print.

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