The Luddite Rebellion

Brian Bailey

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The Luddite Rebellion

The Luddite Rebellion 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 t

  • Title: The Luddite Rebellion
  • Author: Brian Bailey
  • ISBN: 9780814713358
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 whIn 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 textile workers, giving way to a rebellion that would serve as a metaphor for future generations Who were the Luddites What were their ultimate aims, if indeed they had any How were they organized Who were their leaders The Luddite Rebellion explores these and other questions, presenting a comprehensive account of the Luddite Rebellion from its beginnings to the savage repression which marked its end.

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