Luddites

The Peterloo Massacre - BBC Discussion

Cruikshanks sketch of a satirical monument to the Yeomanry

A Radio Four discussion by Melvyn Bragg and three historians about the Peterloo Massacre. The discussions attempts to show that bloody day in August 1819 in the context of growing social and political tension and resistance. As such it also covers other personalities and events both before and after Peterloo that are often overlooked.

Review: Rebels Against the Future by Kirkpatrick Sale & Addison Wesley

A review by John Gorman of Kirkpatrick Sale & Addison Wesley's Rebels Against the Future. Originally appeared in the Industrial Worker #1586 (December 1995).

The Working Class Movement in England: Eleanor Marx

An account of the growth of the Working Class movement in England and the United Kingdom, from the middle ages to the 1890's.

The Luddites War on Industry: A story of machine smashing and spies

An article from Do or Die Issue 6 summarizing the rise of the Luddite movement.