9780801435829

Fighting Words: Working-Class Formation, Collective Action, and Discourse in Early Nineteenth-Century England

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801435829

  • ISBN10:

    080143582X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-06-01
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

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Author Biography

Marc W. Steinberg is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Smith College.

Table of Contents

Tables
ix(2)
Preface xi(6)
Abbreviations xvii
PRELIMINARIES 1(48)
Introduction: Theoretical and Historiographical Considerations 1(22)
1 Patterns of English Labor Contention in the Early Nineteenth Century
23(13)
2 A Tale of Two Areas
36(13)
SPITALFIELDS 49(80)
3 The Silk Trade: Memory, Market, and Means of Production
49(18)
4 Local Political Culture: From Reciprocity to Hegemony
67(20)
5 The Repeal of the Spitalfields Acts
87(14)
6 Post-Repeal Collective Actions: Battling the Hydra of Degradation
101(28)
ASHTON-STALYBRIDGE 129(100)
7 King Cotton: Markets, Mills, and Mechanics
129(22)
8 Class Structure, Class Cultures, and Social Lives
151(16)
9 Local Political Culture: The Stranglehold of Wealth
167(20)
10 The Vitriol of Conflict
187(19)
11 Class War: The Spinners' Strikes of 1830-1831
206(23)
CONCLUSION 229(14)
12 Class Formation, Collective Action, and the Role of Discourse
229(14)
Appendix 1. Spitalfields weavers' collective actions, c. 1825-1831 243(4)
Appendix 2. Ashton and Stalybridge spinners' co11ective actions, April 1830-January 1831 247(2)
References 249(28)
Index 277

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