ben o"Bill"s, the Luddite
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ben o"Bill"s, the Luddite a YorkshiRe tale by D F E. sykes

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Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent in london .
Written in English

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Statementby D.F.E. Sykes and George Henry Walker.
Contributionswalker, George Henry.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13682038M

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Ben o' Bill's: The Luddite - Kindle edition by Sykes, Daniel Frederick Edward, Walker, George Henry. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Ben o' Bill's: The : Daniel Frederick Edward Sykes, George Henry Walker. Luddites, name given to bands of workingmen in the industrial centers of England who rioted between and The uprisings began in Nottinghamshire, where groups of textile workers, in the name of a mythical figure called Ned Ludd, or King Ludd, destroyed knitting machines, to which they attributed the prevailing unemployment and low wages. What the Luddites Really Fought Against The label now has many meanings, but when the group protested years ago, technology wasn’t really the enemy Ludd, drawn here in , was the. Originally picked up this book due to my interest the history of the Luddite Movement and to that extent the book was quite good and well researched. However, the book also includes sections on the applications of the lessons of which, given the book's original publication in , has not aged well in the intervening years with the rise of the /5.

  Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Ben o' Bill's, the Luddite: A Yorkshire Tale by Sykes and Walker - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. Etymology. The name Luddite (/ ˈ l ʌ d. aɪ t /) is of uncertain movement was said to be named after Ned Ludd, an apprentice who allegedly smashed two stocking frames in and whose name had become emblematic of machine destroyers. Ned Ludd, however, was completely fictional and used as a way to shock and provoke the government. owner and an outspoken anti-Luddite. Over the summer of the Luddite attacks on machines declined, and some Luddites turned to night-time raids on armouries, in the hope that a general armed insurrection could be mounted. In October the Authorities finally arrested George Mellor and two others for the murder of Size: KB.   Writings of the Luddites is a welcome addition to the corpus of scholarly work that addresses machine-breaking in England." (Ben P. Robertson Keats-Shelley Journal) "This volume makes available and accessible a wealth of textual and cultural information that has been overlooked for far too long by literary scholars and cultural historians alike."5/5(1).

This book addresses the question of what it might mean today to be a Luddite--that is, to take a stand against technology. Steven Jones here explains the history of the Luddites, British textile works who, from around , proclaimed themselves followers of "Ned Ludd" and smashed machinery they saw as threatening their trade. Against Technology is not a history of the . The Luddite movement began in Arnold, Nottingham on 11 March and spread rapidly throughout England over the following two years. Handloom weavers burned mills and pieces of factory machinery. The Luddites met at night on the moors surrounding industrial towns to practice drills and maneuvers.   In Writings of the Luddites, Kevin Binfield collects complete texts written by Luddites or Luddite sympathizers between and , adds detailed notes, and organizes the documents by the three primary regions of origin: the Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press. But in their time ( ), the Luddites proudly took up arms against the machines that threatened their trade. And as Bruce Watson shows in this brief e-book, the Luddites' battle against machines was as strategic, as dangerous, and as costly as many other wars. Luddite: You know the term - now learn the history.