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The Luddites


The Luddite uprising was a series of protests in northern England, in which workers smashed machines in mills and factories. This wasn't the first organized violence against mechanization, but Luddites are the most infamous of all the machine-breakers.

Topics in this Podcast: European history, luddites, labor, British history, 19th century


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