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Setting the Price: Food Riots before 1790

Adrian Randall

in Riotous Assemblies: Popular Protest in Hanoverian England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259908
eISBN:
9780191717444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259908.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on food riots in England from the Hanoverian accession up to the end of the 1770s. Eighteenth-century food riots were complex and multifaceted events that cannot easily be ... More


The Repudiation of the Moral Economy

Adrian Randall

in Riotous Assemblies: Popular Protest in Hanoverian England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259908
eISBN:
9780191717444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259908.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the extensive food riots of 1795-1801 in England and questions how far they may be seen as marking a sea change in the attitudes of the authorities towards popular protest and ... More


Food, Market Custom, and Protest

Adrian Randall

in Riotous Assemblies: Popular Protest in Hanoverian England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259908
eISBN:
9780191717444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259908.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter looks at the ways in which the old ‘paternal’ model of market regulation came under growing pressure from the rise of a ‘national’ market in 18th-century England and examines the forms ... More


Food riots and the languages of hunger

Carl J. Griffin

in The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145628
eISBN:
9781526152022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145635.00008
Subject:
History, Social History

Rather than questioning the nutritional deficiencies of subsistence protestors or asking being hungry what do people do, this chapter asks how hunger as an idea, a discourse, was mobilised by poor ... More


The Politics of War and Dearth, 1756–1757

Nicholas Rogers

in Crowds, Culture, and Politics in Georgian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201724
eISBN:
9780191674990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201724.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The diverse crowd interventions in the opening years of the Seven Years War provide an opportunity to probe the collective protests of the poor in the face of widespread deprivation brought about by ... More


The Cheap Repository Tracts 1795–1798

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Between 1795 and 1798 Hannah More oversaw the production of over a hundred Cheap Repository Tracts, cheap literature for the poor modelled on the existing chapbooks and broadside ballads that aimed ... More


The persistence of the discourse of starvation in the protests of the poor

Carl J. Griffin

in The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145628
eISBN:
9781526152022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145635.00009
Subject:
History, Social History

The bitter repression of the national wave of riots during the subsistence crises of 1795-6 and 1800-1 led to the end of the food rioting tradition. Only in the ‘Hungry Forties’ was hunger ... More


Weak Ties in Zambia and Kenya

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 6 argues that civic life in both Zambia and Kenya was characterized by weak social ties, which impeded party-building before and after democratic transitions began. The structure of these ... More


Defining the Region

Katrina Navickas

in Loyalism and Radicalism in Lancashire, 1798-1815

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559671
eISBN:
9780191721120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559671.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter surveys the economic, social, and political structures of the region. It explains the centrality of textile manufacture and coal mining to making Lancashire at the heart of the ... More


The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840

Carl J. Griffin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145628
eISBN:
9781526152022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145635
Subject:
History, Social History

In the age of Malthus and the workhouse when the threat of famine and absolute biological want had supposedly been lifted from the peoples of England, hunger remained a potent political force – and ... More


Oxford Food Riots: A Community and its Markets

Wendy Thwaites (ed.)

in Markets, Market Culture and Popular Protest in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237006
eISBN:
9781846317422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317422.008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the three interconnected themes associated with food riots in Oxford in the eighteenth century, which include the clash between the food needs and expectations of the local ... More


Violence, Conflict, and Societal Disruption

Alan H. Lockwood

in Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Diverse studies of traffic, baseball, crime-temperature relationships, and others, support the hypothesis that heat breeds violence at a time when, in the US, violent crime is on the wane. Droughts ... More


The Moral Economy of the English Middling Sort in the Eighteenth Century: the Case of Norwich in 1766 and 17671

Simon Renton (ed.)

in Markets, Market Culture and Popular Protest in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237006
eISBN:
9781846317422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317422.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the response of the middling sort of Norwich to the food riots of 1766. It highlights the need for a reassessment of the ideological culture of the middling sort and to restore ... More


They Came Banging Pots and Pans: Remittances and Government Approval in Sub-Saharan Africa during the Food Crisis

Roy Germano

in Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190862848
eISBN:
9780190862879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862848.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

In 2007–2008, food and fuel prices surged in many developing countries. These crises were soon followed by the devastating impact of the global financial crisis. Food riots and political pressure ... More


Food: Fall 1862–Summer 1863

Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver

in An Environmental History of the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655383
eISBN:
9781469655406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655383.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the ways that the North and South provided food for their armies and civilians, and the difficulties they encountered. The South struggled mightily to provide enough food for ... More


Remittances and the Politics of Austerity

Roy Germano

in Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190862848
eISBN:
9780190862879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862848.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

Remittances sent by international migrants have become an increasingly important source of social welfare in the developing world. This chapter explores what remittances are, why migrants send them, ... More


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