Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Luddite Threat

Cover of "The Making of the English Worki...
“I Ham going to inform you that there is Six Thousand men coming to you in Apral and then We Will go and blow Parlement house up and Blow up all afour hus.  Labring Peple Cant Stand it No Longer.  Dam all Such Roges as England governes but Never mind Ned lud when general nody and his harmey Comes We Will soon bring about the great Revolution and then all these great mens heads gose of.” – Anon. Luddite letter found in Chesterfield, about May 1812; Edward Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class (1991 edn) p.784

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