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

Hardcover

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Overview

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.

Product Details

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)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition ix
Author's Note xi
Introduction 1(6)
"With Hatchet, Pike, and Gun"
7(18)
The First Industrial Revolution
25(36)
The Luddites: November--December 1811
61(30)
The Luddites: January--April 1812
91(34)
The Luddites: April--May 1812
125(28)
The Luddites: May 1812--January 1813
153(34)
The Luddites: 1813--...
187(18)
The Second Industrial Revolution
205(32)
The Neo-Luddites
237(24)
Lessons from the Luddites
261(20)
Timeline 281(4)
Acknowledgments 285(2)
Source Notes 287(24)
Index 311

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