1800s

1881-4: Canboulay Riots

Re-enactment of Port of Spain Canboulay Riots 1881

The history of the attempt by colonial police to suppress abolition commemorations by the islands freed slaves and their resistance.

1831 The Jamaica Slave Rebellion

Destruction of the Roehampton Estate, January 1832, by Adolphe Duperly

A short account of the Baptist War, the revolt by Jamaican slaves in 1831 that forced the British Empire to abolish slavery within its borders in the aftermath.

Police Regulation of Working Class Life in 19th Century France

A police commissaire is seriously injured in a Paris riot

One of the consequences of the frequent insurrections, riots and demonstrations of 19th Century France was the increased surveillance and repression by the police, army and government. This article details the rise of the Party of Order and then Napoleon III's police state and the state of emergencies in the countryside.

French Women Insurgents

An article documenting several important insurgents in the street battles and insurrections of 19th Century France.

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.

The Servile War - Joseph Déjacque

Article in Le Libertaire about the Harpers Ferry uprising by a group of abolitionists lead by John Brown

1883- The Timok Rebellion

A history of the uprising of Peasant communes in Eastern Serbia after the King tried to seize their weapons.

1874: The Tompkins Square Police Riot

An account of a cop riot in 1874 where mounted police attacked public demonstrations by organised Unemployed workers associations in New York. Taken from wikipedia.

Revolutionary Spain: Karl Marx

A series of articles written about the revolutionary upheaval in Spain during the 19th century, written by Karl Marx for the New York Daily Tribune.

1857: Brazilian Slaves Strike Against ID Tags

In 1857 a mix of slaves and free black labourers struck to resist an ID tag system and tax on their trade.