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The Spitalfields Silkweavers: London’s Luddites?

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For centuries, silkweaving was one of London’s biggest  industries, employing thousands in the East End. Through the 18th century, the silkweavers fought to defend their wages & conditions: their tactics included strikes, riots, sabotage and more. In some ways the issues they faced, and the methods they used, anticpate those of the later Luddite movement; but with crucial differences. 

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Weight 0.990000 kg