An Atlas of Industrial Protest in Britain 1750–1990 by Andrew Charlesworth, David Gilbert, Adrian Randall, Humphrey PDF

By Andrew Charlesworth, David Gilbert, Adrian Randall, Humphrey Southall, Chris Wrigley (auth.)

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J. Randall, Before the Luddites (Cambridge, 1991). 26 Bradford on Avon where a prominent clothier, Joseph Phelps, established one in his workshops in the centre of the town. A crowd of 500 gathered and demanded he take the machine down and make a public promise never to re-introduce it. Phelps refused to be intimidated and, when some of the crowd stoned his windows, fired shots into the crowd, killing three and mortally wounding two others. The crowd, outraged, continued their assault and Phelps' nerve broke.

L. and B. Hammond, The Skilled Labourer (London, 1919) especially chapter 4. 22 Atlas of industrial protest: 1750-1850 4. Protests against machinery in the west of England woollen industry, 1776-1802 The woollen cloth industry in the West of England counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire in the eighteenth century presents one of the best examples of the 'putting out' system, the form of large-scale manufacture most prevalent in the age before the factory. Dominated by large capitalists called 'gentlemen clothiers', production of cloth was sub-divided among specialised groups of skilled workers who were paid on a piece-work basis and worked either in their own homes or in small workshops.

Than anything attributed to the Nottingham Luddites' (Thompson, 1968, p. 609). Radicalism of a Paineite hue had a much greater hold in the West Riding than in Nottinghamshire and central government certainly viewed the threat of political sedition with high alarm. As the conflict ran its course, these fears of political infiltration and of insurrectionary conspiracy grew more acute. For a time, the threats and the frame breaking actions of the croppers appeared to bear fruit. Small manufacturers and master dressers began to destroy or to dismantle their frames rather than risk the croppers' wrath.

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