Why riot? Against whom? For what? Riotous Assemblies is an account of Irish riots, urban and rural, across Ireland from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century.
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Rural workers in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England were not passive victims in the face of rapid social change. Carl J. Griffin demonstrates that they deployed an extensive range of resistances – from wood-taking and poaching to the Swing Riots and Chartism - to defend their livelihoods and communities. Thematically organised, Protest, Politics and Work in Rural England, 1700-1850 analyses: • cultures of work, worklessness, the poor laws and poverty • relations between law, the evolving state and rural labourers • enclosure, land-use and changes in the environment • religion, custom and the politics of everyday life and resistance • rural protest movements, trade unionism, and popular, radical politics. Locating protest in the wider contexts of work, poverty and landscape change, this lively and approachable volume offers the first critical overview of a growing area of study.
Containing an impartial relation of all transactions, foreign and domestick: with a Chronological diary of all the remarkable occurrences, viz. births, marriages, deaths, removals, promotions, etc. that happened throughout the year: together with the characters and parentage of persons deceased on the eminent rank ...
The dramatic representation of maritime spaces, characters and plots in Restoration and early eighteenth-century English theatres served as a crucial discursive negotiation of a burgeoning empire. This study focuses on ‘staging the sea’ in a period of growing maritime, commercial and colonial activity, a time when the prominence of the sea and shipping was firmly established in the very fabric of English life. As theatres were re-established after the Restoration, playhouses soon became very visible spaces of cultural activity and important locales for staging cultural contact and conflict. Plays staging the sea can be read as central in representing the budding maritime empire to metropolitan audiences, as well as negotiating political power and knowledge about the “other”. The study explores well-known plays by authors such as Aphra Behn and William Wycherley alongside a host of more obscure plays by authors such as Edward Ravenscroft and Charles Gildon as cultural performances for negotiating cultural identity and difference in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
Stimson, Frederic Jesup. Popular Law-Making. A Study of the Origin, History, and Present Tendencies of Law-Making by Statute. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. xii, 545 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-022513. ISBN 1-58477-094-5. Cloth. $85. * Stimson [1853-1943] was a professor of comparative legislation at Harvard University. His study of statute creation is a thorough survey that starts with the English idea of law, goes on to cover early English legislation and the Magna Charta, the re-establishment of Anglo-Saxon law and the question of common law against civil law, early labor legislation and laws against restraint of trade and "trust," medieval legislation, then discusses English and American rates and prices, corporations, labor laws, military and mob law and the right to arms, legislation concerning personal and racial rights, sex legislation, marriage and divorce, American legislation in general and property rights in particular, and more. "Recommended by Hurst for 'general review of legislative contributions to the body of the law.'" Hurst, Growth of American Law 453. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 206.

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