John Stevenson has revised and expanded his standard but long-unobtainable work on Popular Protest and Public Order 1700-1870 in two self-sufficient volumes. The first (1700-1832) appeared in 1992; this is its keenly-awaited sequel. The greater part of it is entirely new, and brings the analysis of popular disturbance -- and its political and economic roots -- through to modern times. Tracing the theme through from the Chartists of the late 1830s to the British Union of Fascists in the late 1930s, it highlights both the changing agendas and the unchanging tensions that underlie social disorder.

chapter Chapter 1|21 pages


chapter Chapter 2|23 pages

The Age of Riots

chapter Chapter 3|24 pages

Manifold Disorders

chapter Chapter 4|45 pages

Eighteenth-Century London

chapter Chapter 5|30 pages

Food Riots in England

chapter Chapter 6|29 pages

Labour Disputes Before the Combination Laws

chapter Chapter 7|32 pages

The Age of Revolution

chapter Chapter 8|21 pages

London in the Age of Revolution

chapter Chapter 9|28 pages

London and the Kingdom

chapter Chapter 11|31 pages

The Reform Struggle

chapter Chapter 12|28 pages