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Forty years of rural history from below: Captain Swing and the historians

Poole, S. (2010) Forty years of rural history from below: Captain Swing and the historians. Southern History. Special issue: Captain Swing Reconsidered: Forty Years of Rural History from Below, 32. pp. 1-20. ISSN 0142-4688 (ISBN 978-0-9565545-0-5) Available from:

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An historiographical essay reflecting on the legacy and impact of E J Hobsbawm and George Rudé's benchmark history of nineteenth century agricultural protest, Captain Swing, in the 40 years since its first publication in 1969. It forms the introduction to a special edition of the journal on Swing, edited by myself.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:agricultural labourers, rural protest, Captain Swing, nineteenth century, Hobsbawm, Rudé, riots, machine-breaking
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
ID Code:11680
Deposited By: Professor S. Poole
Deposited On:19 Nov 2010 08:59
Last Modified:15 Dec 2016 19:59

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