Luddites

Dublin Core

Title

Luddites

Subject

19th Century Industrialization

Description

Frame-breakers, or Luddites, smashing a loom. Machine-breaking was criminalized by the Parliament of the United Kingdom as early as 1721, the penalty being penal transportation, but as a result of continued opposition to mechanisation the Frame-Breaking Act 1812 made the death penalty available: see "Criminal damage in English law".

Source

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FrameBreaking-1812.jpg

Publisher

Christopher Sunde

Date

1812

Format

image

Files

680px-FrameBreaking-1812.jpg

Citation

“Luddites,” Technohistory!, accessed November 27, 2020, http://technohistory2017.lmu.build/items/show/78.