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Content about history and struggles in the 1600s.
Diggers evicted from St George's Hill, Surrey - 1649
6. "The Death Carts Did More..."
Altai: Wu Ming
Sequel to Q, in which characters from the first book come back to settle old scores, as the Republic of Venice and the whole 16th Century world order seem ready to crumble.
Class struggles, climate change, and the origins of modern agriculture
Class conflicts and colonial expansion in the context of the Little Ice Age lead to the emergence of…
From a representation of the army
A short appeal by The Levellers for Parliament to adopt a number of political reforms and address the grievances of the army.
An agreement of the people - John Wildman
A short appeal from army regiments under the sway of the Levellers for peace and political reform to more equally distribute power within England…
Civil disorder in England in the 1630s - Ian Brooke
A snapshot from history showing that the spirit of direct action and mass civil disobedience is very much part of the fabric of English history.
The myth of 1648: class, geopolitics, and the making of modern international relations - Benno Teschke
This work presents a myth-busting account of how class conflict and economic…
Agrarian class structure and economic development in pre-industrial Europe - Robert Brenner
Robert Brenner's influential essay on the origins of capitalism, arguing that the…
The London Riots 1641-42
Ian Brooke writes that London’s riots were nothing new: a popular uprising was a key part of the early stages of the English revolution
Witch-hunts and the transition to capitalism?
I remember when I first Silvia Federici's Caliban and the Witch I liked its synthesis of autonomist Marxist emphasis on class struggle and…
1600-1980: Introduction to the United States - Noel Ignatiev
Introduction to the United States: An Autonomist Political History, Noel Ignatiev
Pirate utopias: Under the banner of death, 1640-1820
An interesting look at the life and times of pirates in the 17th and 18th centuries. This article explores the somewhat libertarian and…