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Eighteenth-Century English Society: Shuttles and Swords (Opus S)

Eighteenth-Century English Society: Shuttles and Swords (Opus S)
Author: Douglas Hay - Nicholas Rogers
ISBN 13: 9780192891945
ISBN 10: 192891944
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1997-07-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $55.00

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.