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

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

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Thomis, The Luddites (Newton Abbot, 1970); F. O. Darvall, Popular Disturbances and Public Order in Regency England (London, 1934) chapters 4-6; W. Felkin, A History of the Machine-wrought Hosiery and Lace Manufacturers Cambridge, 1867); J. L. and B. Hammond, The Skilled Labourer (London, 1919). 36 of Nottingham which was the main focus of the attacks. Two features characterised this phase. First, as before the pattern was one of an oscillation of frame breaking and then a respite to give recalcitrant hosiers an opportunity to come into line.

Sources and further reading For sources see sources referred to in map captions. The best study to put the protests in the wider context of the evolving relations in the cotton industry is still J. 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.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE "1. "/11VI) O. I ... " \ ,, '- ... 2 The introduction of finishing machinery into Wiltshire. The earliest introductions at Horningsham (1767), Malmesbury (1792) and Twerton (1797) took place well away from the main woollen-manufacturing centres and fear of the shearmen's reprisals. Source: A. 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.

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