1. Introduction: historiography, sources and methods; 2. Agricultural protest; 3. Food riots; 4. Industrial protest; 5. Political protest; 6. Policing protest; 7. A revolutionary challenge?; 8. Conclusion.
An examination of protest from the Gordon Riots of 1780 up to Chartism in the 1830s, first published in 2000.
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