SYMHC Classics: The Luddites


An 1884 engraving of Bohemian weavers destroying looms in a Luddite-style protest. Photo by Archiv Gerstenberg/ullstein bild via Getty Images

This classic revisits the Luddite uprising, 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.

The original episode can be found here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-luddites.htm

The show notes from the original release are here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-luddites.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics