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Riassunto: The Village Labourer is a detailed and compelling account of the implementation of the Enclosure Acts of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and the disastrous effects that the enclosure of the common lands had on agricultural labourers in England. Powerless to stop them, driven to poverty and despair, unable to support their families, and reliant on the charity of the poor rates, there was widespread anger across rural England in 1830. Despite the peaceable nature of most of the so-called riots, the Government and ruling class reacted ferociously, and Special Commissions handed out numerous sentences of imprisonment, transportation, and even death. The Hammond's book is a forceful and moving indictment of hierarchical British society where the upper class was prepared to use the Government and the Law to maintain their privileged position and brutally crush all opposition.
About the Author: John Lawrence Hammond (1872-1949) was a journalist, leader-writer and editor for a variety of publications until 1907, when he was appointed secretary to the Civil Service Commission. He was a special correspondent for the Manchester Guardian at the Versailles peace conference, and remained associated with the newspaper throughout the rest of his life. In 1901 Hammond married (Lucy) Barbara Bradby (1873-1961). Together they wrote numerous histories and biographies, including The Village Labourer (1911), The Town Labourer (1917) and The Skilled Labourer (1919); Liberals rather than Socialists, they were nonetheless attacked for promoting the left-wing view that the Industrial Revolution had created social misery for the working classes.
Titolo: The Village Labourer
Casa editrice: Nonsuch Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro The History Press LTD, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. A few small marks to page edges Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006958073
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR003950893
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR008238537
Descrizione libro Nonsuch Publishing, 2005. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Image shows actual book for sale. Book Condition: Very Good; firm binding; contents very good. Soft Cover Consell Insular de Menorca 2005 History. Codice libro della libreria 93584
Descrizione libro Nonsuch Publishing Limited, Stroud, 2005. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Like New. No Jacket. This Edition.  New First Thus First Printing. 352pp. "This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand a bit more about how our rulers really operate, and have been doing for at least the last two hundred and fifty years". Pictorial card covers. Clean; bright; tight; unmarked. For full appreciation see pictures. Order with confidence - trusted seller with excellent customer feedback. *PayPal* Accepted. Codice libro della libreria 033216