Posted by Linden on February 11, 1998 at 18:19:30:
Does anyone know of any resources on Luddism?
History has treated them very badly, portraying them as a bunch of losers for fighting the industrial revolution, rather than as a group of intelligent working men trying to keep their skills and their way of life in the face of fierce economic and political repression.
So far I've found reasonable results from an internet search; the JA archives list:
] Malcolm I Thomis, The Luddites (Schocken Books, NY, 1970)
I've also got the text of Byron's maiden speech in the House of Lords in which he attacks the bill to make machine breaking a capital offence. It's great (but you'd expect that from Byron).
I'd be very grateful for any other sources.
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