Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2012

336 Pages | 9 Illustrations, black & white

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780719086267

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The Rural War

Captain Swing and the Politics of Protest

Carl J. Griffin

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first systematic study of the Swing Riots - England's last rural uprising - in over 40 years
  • Offers the first attempt to explain the 'Rural War' in the context of both prior histories of protest and the sociology and culture of English rural life
  • Offers a complete revision of the scale, scope and meanings of the Swing Riots, showing the movement to be more widespread, longer-lived and more dramatic than previously thought
  • Represents a fundamental reappraisal of the importance of protest in shaping our rural pasts and framing the present