Captain Swing

Author: Eric Hobsbawm
Editor: Verso Trade
ISBN: 1781681805
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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.

Captain Swing And The Blacksmith

Author: Beatrice Parvin
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1788035291
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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.

Captain Swing Reconsidered

Author: Steve Poole
Editor:
ISBN: 9780956554505
Size: 14,39 MB
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Captain Swing

Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm
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Heads Together 1972 2014

Author: T.G. McEwan
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 132643201X
Size: 12,42 MB
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Promises

Author: T.G. McEwan
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0244058377
Size: 14,65 MB
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Captain Swing In Sussex And Kent

Author: Mike Matthews
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ISBN: 9781904109136
Size: 17,45 MB
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Presents a description and chronology of the Swing agricultural riots in Sussex and Kent, England in 1830-1831.

Captain Swing

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Captain Swing

Author: Francis Brett Young
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Captain Swing

Author: Larry Duplechan
Editor: Alyson Pubns
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Depressed by the death of his gay lover in an auto accident, Johnnie Ray Rousseau is called to the deathbed of his disapproving father, where he meets Nigel, a second cousin who offers a new chance for romance