Whigs and Hunters: Origin of the Black Act

4.08 avg rating
( 75 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140124798: Whigs and Hunters: Origin of the Black Act

With Whigs and Hunters, the author of The Making of the English Working Class, E. P. Thompson plunged into the murky waters of the early eighteenth century to chart the violently conflicting currents that boiled beneath the apparent calm of the time. The subject is the Black Act, a law of unprecedented savagery passed by Parliament in 1723 to deal with 'wicked and evil-disposed men going armed in disguise'. These men were pillaging the royal forest of deer, conducting a running battle against the forest officers with blackmail, threats and violence. These 'Blacks', however, were men of some substance; their protest (for such it was) took issue with the equally wholsesale plunder of the forest by Whig nominees to the forest offices. And Robert Walpole, still consolidating his power, took an active part in the prosecution of the 'Blacks'. The episode is laden with political and social implications, affording us glimpses of considerable popular discontent, political chicanery, judicial inequity, corrupt ambition and crime.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thompson, E. P.
ISBN 10: 0140124799 ISBN 13: 9780140124798
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001584208

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
6.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Thompson, E. P.
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1990)
ISBN 10: 0140124799 ISBN 13: 9780140124798
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Winghale Books
(South Kelsey, LINCS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1990. Soft cover. Book Condition: acceptable/read description. 328 pages. Sound and usable but slightly worn paperback - the paper is browning and end papers slightly creased. Cover is also slightly worn but very sound under a clear plastic adhesive protector. Paperback. (Whigs and Hunters: Origin of the Black Act). Bookseller Inventory # 059248

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
7
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Thompson, E.P.
Published by Penguin 1990 (1990)
ISBN 10: 0140124799 ISBN 13: 9780140124798
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Antiquariat Walter Nowak
(göttingen, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin 1990, 1990. geringe äußere Gebrauchsspuren. Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Bookseller Inventory # 15075

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
18.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.52
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Thompson, E P
Published by Penguin Uk 1990-03-29 (1990)
ISBN 10: 0140124799 ISBN 13: 9780140124798
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Uk 1990-03-29, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. 0140124799 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0140124799

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
45.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

E P Thompson
Published by Penguin Uk
ISBN 10: 0140124799 ISBN 13: 9780140124798
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Uk. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2705273030

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
48.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds