Captain Swing

The events of England's 1830 agricultural uprising are described against the background of early-nineteenth-century social and economic changes in rural areas.

Captain Swing

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781681805

Page: 384

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The events of England's 1830 agricultural uprising are described against the background of early-nineteenth-century social and economic changes in rural areas.

Captain Swing

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Captain Swing

Author: Larry Duplechan

Publisher: Alyson Books

ISBN: 9781555833619

Page: 184

View: 782

If you haven't already Johnnie Ray Rousseau, the unmistakeably gay African-American hero of Duplechan'ss richly textured, witty, and erotic novels, CAPTAIN SWING, is a great place to start, Lively and moving, this tale of facing family demons, fathers and sons, and forbidden love is impossible to put down.

Captain Swing and the Blacksmith

I did not know, I did not know who Captain Swing was... I thought it was another
who took my father from me. I don't know who he is any more. Captain Swing
changed him – that is for sure. He wrote letters with words full of anger and
menace, ...

Captain Swing and the Blacksmith

Author: Beatrice Parvin

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788035291

Page: 400

View: 498

Beatrice Parvin’s debut novel Captain Swing and the Blacksmith, is set in the West Country in the 1840s, a time when the area was in the grip of poverty. It’s haunted by memories of the Swing Riots 10 years before, when labourers caused extensive damage in a desperate attempt to increase starvation wages. Sue Trindall, the protagonist, is a character shaped by the trauma of the riots and the devastating effects that the riots had on her community. Sue, a 17-year-old laundry presser, lives in Amesbury with her alcoholic father, a man known for his talent for persuasion. When Sue’s father is asked by protestors to write threatening notes signed ‘Captain Swing’, his family’s fortunes are changed forever. In order to earn money after her mother’s death, Sue starts selling buttons. One day, after finding a pair of pearl buttons embedded in mud outside the Town Hall, her fortunes start to look up. The attention of an apprentice blacksmith, Jack Straker, promises a brighter future. But when Jack abandons Sue in favour of her wealthy friend Eleanor, and she loses her precious buttons as a result of her father’s actions, Sue leave Amesbury, pregnant and devastated. And thereby begins her fight for survival... Beatrice’s book takes inspiration from British folk music and tells the story of working class people through the songs that they wrote and sang. Captain Swing and the Blacksmith will appeal to fans of historical fiction and those with a local interest in the West Country.

The Rural War

Swing represented a genuine challenge to the existing ruling order, provoking a bitter and bloody repression. This is a vivid account of a defining moment in British history.

The Rural War

Author: Carl J. Griffin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780719097270

Page: 344

View: 557

Beginning in Kent in the summer of 1830 before spreading throughout the country, the Swing Riots were the most dramatic and widespread rising of the English rural poor. Seeking an end to their immiseration, the protestors destroyed machines, demanded higher wages and more generous poor relief, and even frequently resorted to incendiarism to enforce their modest demands. But occurring against a backdrop of revolutions in continental Europe and a political crisis, Swing was perceived to represent a genuine challenge to the existing ruling order, provoking a bitter and bloody repression. This uprising is pivotal in understanding the impacts of industrialisation and commercialisation on rural English society, histories of the changing British state, social welfare, criminality and gender. In the first systematic re-assessment of Swing in over forty years, Carl Griffin deftly analyses it's form and scope, placing the movement into the context of social relations in the early nineteenth-century countryside. Focusing on the south-eastern heartland of Swing - the area where it started and lasted longest - it is shown that protests were more organised, widespread, intensive and politically-motivated than has hitherto been thought. The author shows that Swing was not only an attempt to materially improve the lot of the rural worker but also represented complex statements about the nature of authority and the politics of rural life. Based on meticulous original research, The rural war offers a strikingly new and vivid account of this defining moment in British history. This book will become essential reading for anyone with an interest both in the history of the English countryside and protest history: specialists, students and general readers alike.

Englisch deutsches Supplement Lexikon

Captain Swing war die gewöhnliche Unterschrift unter Brandbriefen, die während
der dreißiger Jahre behufs ... M. L. L. III, p. 117: All the caravans and swing-boats,
and what not, used to assemble there till the next fair was on. – SwING-LAMP ...

Englisch deutsches Supplement Lexikon

Author: A. Hoppe

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 480

View: 211

Captain Swing

From the sparking-mad mind of Warren Ellis, the creator of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY, comes an electrical romance of a pirate utopia thwarted!

Captain Swing

Author: Warren Ellis

Publisher: Avatar Press

ISBN: 9781592911370

Page: 128

View: 102

A young cop in 1830’s London is hot on the trail of Captain Swing and his band of Electrical Pirates, futuristic villains who sail the very sky! From the sparking-mad mind of Warren Ellis, the creator of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY, comes an electrical romance of a pirate utopia thwarted! In the London of 1830, newly-minted copper Charlie Gravel keeps seeing things he's not supposed to: a crooked Bow Street Runner with a flintlock revolver, high-flying vessels that are not supposed to fly, and the violent Scientific Phantasmagoria popularly known as Spring-Heeled Jack. With the coming of Captain Swing and his Electrical Pirates, history shall never be the same! This crackling new graphic novel is illustrated by Raulo Caceres in a stunning woodcut style, capturing the classic literary feel from days of yore.

Swing Unmasked

Why Captain Swing ? The agricultural unrest came to be called The Swing Riots
because many of the anonymous threatening letters sent to farmers were signed
with the pseudonym , ' Captain Swing ' . A number of theories have been ...

Swing Unmasked

Author: Michael Holland

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 312

View: 811

Chambers s Journal

Incendiarism - Captain Swing in Oil - Smoothing the Ruffiles , 25 Sicily and its
Rulers , - - 7 1730 , · · · · · 378 Old Inventions or New Disco Smoothing the Ruffles
, - - Inchmahome , a Day at , . 209 veries ? - - - - Snail , a Tabular View of the ...

Chambers s Journal

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Captain Swing Reconsidered

The letters , signed by the legendary anonymous character ' Captain Swing ' ,
provided a moniker for the wave of collective action that would continue to spread
across England between August and December of 1830 . Did this wave of action
 ...

Captain Swing Reconsidered

Author: Steve Poole

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780956554505

Page: 216

View: 625

The Working man s Way in the World

148 CAPTAIN SWING . - AN ALARM OF FIRE . haps the best way for the Church
to preserve her flocks from the invasion of ignorance would be to educate them
up to her own standard . Though a High Churchman , the Doctor was decidedly a
 ...

The Working man s Way in the World

Author: Charles Manby Smith

Publisher: Gale and the British Library

ISBN:

Page: 347

View: 153

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Frederick Matthias Alexander

2 CAPTAIN SWING RIOTS , pp . 15 - 26 . 1 . Wrigley , E . A . and Schofield , R . S .
, The Population History of England 1541 - 1871 A Reconstruction ( London :
Edward Amold ( Publishers ) Ltd . , 1981 ) , p . 529 . 2 . Hobsbawm , E . J . and ...

Frederick Matthias Alexander

Author: Jackie A. Evans

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 286

View: 975

The Alexander Technique is practised by many thousands of people throughout the world and has been the subject of dozens of books and numerous articles. This book is not about the technique, but about its originator, his origins as a descendant of convicts transported to Tasmania, and his life spent developing, practising and teaching his methods; first in Australia, then in England and America. In this well-researched book the author (the great-niece of Alexander) provides a fascinating picture of his background, family and early career.

Captain Swing Vol 1

With the coming of Captain Swing and his Electrical Pirates, history shall never be the same!

Captain Swing  Vol  1

Author: Warren Ellis

Publisher: Avatar Press

ISBN: 9781592911363

Page: 128

View: 399

A young cop in 1830’s London is hot on the trail of Captain Swing and his band of Electrical Pirates, futuristic villains who sail the very sky! From the sparking-mad mind of Warren Ellis, the creator of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY, comes an electrical romance of a pirate utopia thwarted! In the London of 1830, newly-minted copper Charlie Gravel keeps seeing things he's not supposed to: a crooked Bow Street Runner with a flintlock revolver, high-flying vessels that are not supposed to fly, and the violent Scientific Phantasmagoria popularly known as Spring-Heeled Jack. With the coming of Captain Swing and his Electrical Pirates, history shall never be the same! This crackling new graphic novel is illustrated by Raulo Caceres in a stunning woodcut style, capturing the classic literary feel from days of yore.

Only for Life

187 . 16 Hammond , J L . and B . , ' The Village Labourer , p . 278 17 Hobsbawm
and Rude , ' Captain Swing ' , Intro . xxi 18 ibid . , p . 51 19 Cobbett , ' Rural Rides
, p . 248 20 Hobsbawm and Rude , ' Captain Swing ' , Intro . xxiii 21 Hammond ...

Only for Life

Author: Peter Mimms

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 371

View: 273

Gregory Mims (ca. 1625-1702) married Frances. They had six children. The family lived in Wellingborough, Northampton. Traces the direct line of descent to the author, Peter Mimms, who was born in 1933 to Bert Mimms (1900-1983) and Doll Jarman (1908-1970). Descendants and relatives lived in Northampton, Bedford, Huntingdon, London and eleswhere.

Domination Legitimation and Resistance

the myth of Captain Swing is presented in “ The Life and History of Swing , the
Kent Rick - Burner , ” in K . Carpenter , ed . , The Rising of the Agricultural
Labourers ( New York , 1969 ) ; the appeal of the Owenite ' Villages of
cooperation ' is ...

Domination  Legitimation  and Resistance

Author: Frank Hearn

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Page: 309

View: 931

This work uses the critical theory developed by Herbert Marcuse and Jurgen Habermas to analyze the English working class from 1750 to 1867, in particular its social protest activities.