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Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites and Their War on the Industrial Revolution
     

Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites and Their War on the Industrial Revolution

by Kirkpatrick Sale
 
The first popular history of the rebellion against technology that still reverberates today. In the 1990s we use the term "luddite" to refer to anyone not enamored of technology. Now the author of The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy takes us back to the time when being a Luddite could get you hanged.

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The first popular history of the rebellion against technology that still reverberates today. In the 1990s we use the term "luddite" to refer to anyone not enamored of technology. Now the author of The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy takes us back to the time when being a Luddite could get you hanged.

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The story of an 1811-1812 uprising by English victims of the first Industrial Revolution, viewed from the perspective of the modern information revolution. A supporter of a neo-Luddite movement, the author reminds readers that today's rapidly developing technologies, machine-driven conformity, and corporatization are just as disruptive as the steam engine and laissez-faire were to 19th century cottage workers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780201626780
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.14(d)

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