Enclosures of Commons

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Bloody Legislation Against the Expropriated, from the End of the 15th Century. Forcing Down of Wages by Acts of Parliament: Capital, Volume One: Chapter 28
Marx, Karl
Article
1867
Agricultural people: first forcibly expropriated from the soil, driven from their homes, turned into vagabonds, and then whipped, branded, tortured by laws grotesquely terrible, into the discipline ne...
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
Common land: Connexipedia Article
Article
Land owned collectively or by one person, but over which other people have certain traditional rights.
Inclosure Acts: Connexipedia Article
Article
A series of United Kingdom Acts of Parliament which enclosed open fields and common land in the country. This meant that the rights that people once held to graze animals on these areas were denied.
Man's Worldly Goods: The Story of the Wealth of Nations
Huberman, Leo
Book
1936
Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines ar...
Selling the Silver: The Enclosure of the UK's Fisheries
Cardwell, Emma
Article
2014
Fishing quotas were meant to conserve stocks and support fishing communities. But they have achieved the reverse - rewarding the most rapacious fishing enterprises and leaving small scale fisherfolk w...
Towns for People
Worpole, Ken
Book
1992
Examines the pressures, lifestyle changes, and social factors that contributed to the decline in urban public life in the late 20th century.
The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution
Hill, Christopher
Book
1984
Hill looks at radical groups such as the Diggers, Levellers, Ranters, and others, whose ideas threatened to overturn the established order in the mid-seventeenth century.