The Rebecca Riots

The Rebecca Riots

by David Williams
     
 

The Rebecca Riots, an uprising of oppressed peasantry against the burden of tollgates in west Wales, began in the summer of 1839. After only a few months, they ceased as suddenly as they had started and for three-and-a-half years, the countryside was undisturbed. Then, in the winter of 1842, rioting broke out again—with greater violence. This study explores

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The Rebecca Riots, an uprising of oppressed peasantry against the burden of tollgates in west Wales, began in the summer of 1839. After only a few months, they ceased as suddenly as they had started and for three-and-a-half years, the countryside was undisturbed. Then, in the winter of 1842, rioting broke out again—with greater violence. This study explores the deep-seated roots of these uprisings.

“It is safe to say that Professor Williams’s excellently written and dispassionate account of the riots and their background is likely to remain the final word on the subject.”—Times Literary Supplement

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Kenneth O. Morgan
The Rebecca Riots by David Williams is an unassuming book, but its significance is universal. The book and its author determined my life; they made me want to be a historian of Wales and of the world.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708323960
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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