The Luddites: The Army That Became A Word

The Luddites: The Army That Became A Word

by Bruce Watson
     
 

Call someone a Luddite and you're likely to make an enemy. Who wants to be considered a foe of technology these days? But in their time (1811- 1816), the Luddites proudly took up arms against the machines that threatened their trade. And as Bruce Watson shows in this brief e-book, the Luddites' battle against machines was as strategic, as dangerous, and as costly as…  See more details below

Overview

Call someone a Luddite and you're likely to make an enemy. Who wants to be considered a foe of technology these days? But in their time (1811- 1816), the Luddites proudly took up arms against the machines that threatened their trade. And as Bruce Watson shows in this brief e-book, the Luddites' battle against machines was as strategic, as dangerous, and as costly as many other wars. Luddite: You know the term - now learn the history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014335645
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
03/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Bruce Watson is the author of four acclaimed books of American history, including Sacco and Vanzetti, Freedom Summer, and Bread and Roses, each published by Viking. As a frequent contributor to Smithsonian, Watson wrote more than 40 feature articles on topics ranging from eels to Ferraris to the history of Coney Island. His pieces have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Yankee, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003.

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