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The Resource The London hanged : crime and civil society in the eighteenth century, Peter Linebaugh

The London hanged : crime and civil society in the eighteenth century, Peter Linebaugh

Label
The London hanged : crime and civil society in the eighteenth century
Title
The London hanged
Title remainder
crime and civil society in the eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Peter Linebaugh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In eighteenth-century London the gallows at Tyburn was the dramatic focus of a struggle between the rich and the poor. Most of the London hanged were executed for property crimes, and the chief lesson that the gallows had to teach was: 'Respect private property'. The executions took place amid a London populace that knew the same poverty and hunger as the condemned. Indeed, in this stimulating account Peter Linebaugh shows how there was little distinction between a 'criminal' population and the poor population of London as a whole. Necessity drove the city's poor into inevitable conflict with the laws of a privileged ruling class." "Peter Linebaugh examines how the meaning of 'property' changed substantially during a century of unparalleled growth in trade and commerce, analyses the increasing attempts of the propertied classes to criminalize 'customary rights'--perquisites of employment that the labouring poor depended upon for survival--and suggests that property-owners, by their exploitation of the emergent working class, substantially determined the nature of crime, and that crime, in turn, shaped the development of the economic system." "Peter Linebaugh's account not only pinpoints critical themes in the formation of the working class, but also presents the plight of the individuals who made up that class. Contemporary documents of the period are skilfully used to recreate the predicament of men and women who, in the pursuit of a bare subsistence, had good reason to fear the example of Tyburn's 'triple tree'."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Linebaugh, Peter
Dewey number
364/.942
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8699.G8
LC item number
L55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Crime
  • Social control
  • England
  • England
Label
The London hanged : crime and civil society in the eighteenth century, Peter Linebaugh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 442-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Pandaemonium and Finance Capitalism, 1690-1720. Ch. 1. 'The Common Discourse of the Whole Nation': Jack Sheppard and the Art of Escape. Ch. 2. 'Old Mr Gory' and the Thanatocracy. Ch. 3. Tyburnography: The Sociology of the Condemned -- pt. 2. The Pedagogy of the Gallows under Mercantilism, 1720-50. Ch. 4. The Picaresque Proletariat During the Robinocracy. Ch. 5. Socking, the Hogshead and Excise. Ch. 6. 'Going Upon the Accompt': Highway Robbery under the Reigns of the Georges -- pt. 3. Industry and Idleness in the Period of Manufacture, 1750-1776. Ch. 7. The Cat Likes Cream: The Waging Hand in Five Trades. Ch. 8. Silk Makes the Difference. Ch. 9. If You Plead for Your Life, Plead in Irish -- pt. 4. The Crisis of Thanatocracy in the Era of Revolution, 1776-1800. Ch. 10. The Delivery of Newgate, 6 June 1780. Ch. 11. Ships and Chips: Technological Repression and the Origin of the Wage. Ch. 12. Sugar and Police: The London Working Class in the 1790s
Control code
ocm25093132
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 484 pages
Isbn
9780521457583
Lccn
91045470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)25093132
Label
The London hanged : crime and civil society in the eighteenth century, Peter Linebaugh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 442-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Pandaemonium and Finance Capitalism, 1690-1720. Ch. 1. 'The Common Discourse of the Whole Nation': Jack Sheppard and the Art of Escape. Ch. 2. 'Old Mr Gory' and the Thanatocracy. Ch. 3. Tyburnography: The Sociology of the Condemned -- pt. 2. The Pedagogy of the Gallows under Mercantilism, 1720-50. Ch. 4. The Picaresque Proletariat During the Robinocracy. Ch. 5. Socking, the Hogshead and Excise. Ch. 6. 'Going Upon the Accompt': Highway Robbery under the Reigns of the Georges -- pt. 3. Industry and Idleness in the Period of Manufacture, 1750-1776. Ch. 7. The Cat Likes Cream: The Waging Hand in Five Trades. Ch. 8. Silk Makes the Difference. Ch. 9. If You Plead for Your Life, Plead in Irish -- pt. 4. The Crisis of Thanatocracy in the Era of Revolution, 1776-1800. Ch. 10. The Delivery of Newgate, 6 June 1780. Ch. 11. Ships and Chips: Technological Repression and the Origin of the Wage. Ch. 12. Sugar and Police: The London Working Class in the 1790s
Control code
ocm25093132
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 484 pages
Isbn
9780521457583
Lccn
91045470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)25093132

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