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Social disorder in Britain, 1750-1850 : the power of the gentry, radicalism and religion in Wales /
J.E. Thomas.
imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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266 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1848855036 (Cloth), 9781848855038 (Cloth)
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imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
1848855036 (Cloth)
9781848855038 (Cloth)
catalogue key
8063039
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-258) and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Offering an alternative history of regional Britain, 'Social Disorder in Britain, 1750-1850' situates social protest in Britain within the context of revolution across Europe and America.
Main Description
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries revolutionary dissent, political upheaval and social protest spread throughout Europe -- and Wales was no exception. In this unique examination of British social history, J.E. Thomas focuses upon the power of the local gentry in Wales, and their relationship with the poor and potentially revolutionary population. Early explosions of protest were seen all over Wales, coinciding with the aftermath of the American Revolution, and the equally seismic events of the French Revolution, while later revolts went on to provide serious challenges to the British state. Social Disorder in Britain is an important contribution to the study of the history of religion, social protest and the rise of revolutionary movements, and will be essential reading for students and researchers of British history as well as those interested in revolution more generally.
Main Description
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries revolutionary dissent, political upheaval and social protest spread throughout Europe -- and Wales was no exception. In this unique examination of British social history, J.E. Thomas focuses upon the power of the local gentry in Wales, and their relationship with the poor and potentially revolutionary population. Early explosions of protest were seen all over Wales, coinciding with the aftermath of the American Revolution, and the equally seismic events of the French Revolution, while later revolts went on to provide serious challenges to the British state.Social Disorder in Britainis an important contribution to the study of the history of religion, social protest and the rise of revolutionary movements, and will be essential reading for students and researchers of British history as well as those interested in revolution more generally.
Main Description
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries revolutionary dissent, political upheaval and social protest spread throughout Europe - and Wales was no exception. In this unique examination of British social history, J.E. Thomas focuses upon the power of the local gentry in Wales, and their relationship with the poor and potentially revolutionary population. Early explosions of protest were seen all over Wales, coinciding with the aftermath of the American Revolution, and the equally seismic events of the French Revolution, while later revolts went on to provide serious challenges to the British state. 'Social Disorder in Britain' is an important contribution to the study of the history of religion, social protest and the rise of revolutionary movements, and will be essential reading for students and researchers of British history as well as those interested in revolution more generally.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Offering an alternative history of regional Britain, 'Social Disorder in Britain, 1750-1850' situates social protest in Wales within the context of revolution across Europe and America.
Table of Contents
Introduction
The Welsh Squirearchy
The Peasantry of Wales
The Explosion of Protest
An Intellectual Basis of Protest?
The Machinery of Control
Towards a Theocratic Wales
Epilogue
Notes and references
Bibliography
Index
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