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Rural resistance

Katrina Navickas

in Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097058
eISBN:
9781526104144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097058.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines why Chartism and other ‘urban’ movements failed to take hold in certain regions, but also how other forms of collective action, including agitation against enclosure of common ... More


Law

Christopher B. Strain

in Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032399
eISBN:
9780813038919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032399.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the government's response to the arsons. The government responded vigorously to allegations of white racists burning black churches in the South. When publicity about the church ... More


‘Dr Phlogiston’: Joseph Priestley (1733–1804)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The 1791 riots in Birmingham destroyed the home and laboratory of Joseph Priestley, isolator of oxygen and several other elemental gases. Priestley was the leading British scientist of his day, a ... More


‘We are doing what you are doing in Ireland’: IRA Operations in Britain, January 1919–July 1921

Gerard Noonan

in The IRA in Britain, 1919-1923: 'In the Heart of Enemy Lines'

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380260
eISBN:
9781781387191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380260.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines republican violence in Britain during the war of independence. Arson attacks against property mounted between November 1920 and July 1921 are the main focus of study, though ... More


Arson in Modern Ireland: Fire and Protest before the Famine

Gemma Clark

in Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940650
eISBN:
9781786944986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940650.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This analysis of arson details the use of incendiarism as a protest tool in the decades before the Famine. The pre-Famine period witnessed several outbreaks of agrarian unrest. Deliberately setting ... More


The Armpit of the Northeast?

Llana Barber

in Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631349
eISBN:
9781469631363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631349.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Six recounts the decimation of Lawrence's public services in the 1980s and 1990s, with an emphasis on public safety and education. Major metropolitan centers experienced a "tale of two ... More


Who Is Enslaved?

Hendrik Hartog

in The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640884
eISBN:
9781469640907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640884.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the question of how to know or identify someone as free or enslaved, particularly in a legal culture where enslaved peoples represent an increasingly small percentage of the ... More


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