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Captain Swing

Author : Eric Hobsbawm
ISBN : 9781781681800
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Captain Swing And The Blacksmith

Author : Beatrice Parvin
ISBN : 9781788035293
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction

Captain Swing

Author : Eric J. Hobsbawm
ISBN : OCLC:480275295
Genre : Agricultural laborers
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Category: Agricultural laborers

Captain Swing Vol 1

Author : Warren Ellis
ISBN : 1592911366
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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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.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Promises

Author : T.G. McEwan
ISBN : 9780244058371
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Captain Swing

Author : Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Englischunterrichts an Gesamtschulen
ISBN : 3526502587
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Captain Swing

Author : Francis Brett Young
ISBN : NYPL:33433112069327
Genre : Autographs
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Category: Autographs

Crime And Poverty In 19th Century England

Author : A.W. Ager
ISBN : 9781441160966
Genre : History
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It has long been suggested that poverty was responsible for a criminal underclass emerging in Britain during the nineteenth century. Until quite recently, historians did little to challenge this perception. Using innovative quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques, this book looks in detail at some of the causal factors that motivated the poorer classes to commit crime, or act in ways that transgressed acceptable standards of behaviour. It demonstrates how the strategies that these individuals employed varied between urban and rural environments, and shows how the poor railed against legislative reforms that threatened the solvency of their households. In the process, this book provides the first solid appreciation of the complex relationship between crime and poverty in two distinct socio-economic regions between 1830 and 1885.
Category: History