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8. Gothic Disguises of Industrialization
1881-4: Canboulay Riots
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
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…
Police Regulation of Working Class Life in 19th Century France
One of the consequences of the frequent insurrections, riots and demonstrations of 19th Century…
French Women Insurgents
An article documenting several important insurgents in the street battles and insurrections of 19th Century France.
The Peterloo Massacre - BBC Discussion
A Radio Four discussion by Melvyn Bragg and three historians about the Peterloo Massacre. The discussions attempts to show that bloody day in…
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…
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…
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.
Grand National Holiday, and Congress of the Productive Classes: William Benbow
Published in 1832 this pamphlet is possibly the earliest published advocacy for a general strike as…