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Protest! Stories of Resistance

by Ra Page (Editor)
£14.99   hardback  Comma Press (2017)

Protest! Stories of Resistance by Ra Page (Editor) Whatever happened to British protest?
 
For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power.
 
In this timely and evocative collection, twenty authors have assembled to re-imagine key moments of British protest, from the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 to the anti-Iraq War demo of 2003. Written in close consultation with historians, sociologists and eyewitnesses – who also contribute afterwords – these stories follow fictional characters caught up in real-life struggles, offering a streetlevel perspective on the noble art of resistance.
 
In the age of fake news and post-truth politics this book fights fiction with (well researched, historically accurate) fiction.
 
Featuring:
 
Sara Maitland and Prof. Jane Whittle on THE PEASANT'S REVOLT
 
Holly Pester and Dr. Steve Hindle on THE MIDLANDS RISING
 
Matthew Holness and Dr. John Rees and Prof. Mark Stoyle on THE DIGGERS
 
Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Dr. Ariel Hessayon on VENNER'S RISING
 
Andy Hedgecock and Dr. Kartina Navickas on THE PENTRICH LUDDITES
 
Laura Hird and Dr. Gordon Pentland on the RADICAL WAR
 
Michelle Green and Elizabeth Crawford on THE SUFFRAGETTES
 
Sandra Alland and Dr Francis Salt on the NATIONAL BLIND MARCH
 
Stuart Evers and Dr Michael Randle on the ALDERMASTON MARCHES
 
Kit de Waal and Avtar Jouhl on MALCOLM X in SMETHWICK
 
Alexei Sayle and Rusell Hickman on the ANTI-VIETNAM WAR DEMO
 
David and Stephen Constantine on the ANTI-RIVERS OF BLOOD MARCH
 
Maggie Gee and Prof Sally Alexander on the NIGHT CLEANERS' STRIIKE
 
Francesca Rhydderch and Ned Thomas on the WELSH LANGUAGE PROTESTS
 
Jacob Ross and Prof. Stephen Reicher on the NEW CROSS FIRE & THE BRIXTON RIOTS
 
Joanna Quinn and Lyn Barlow on GREENHAM COMMON
 
Martyn Bedford and Prof. David Waddington on the BATTLE OF ORGREAVE
 
Juliet Jacques and Dr. Em Temple-Malt on SECTION 28
 
Courttia Newland and Dr. John Drury on the POLL TAX RIOT
 
Kate Clanchy and Prof. Laleh Khalili on the ANTI-IRAQ WAR DEMO
 
This project has been supported by the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust and the Lipman-Miliband Trust, as well as Arts Council England.

ISBN 13: 9781905583737 | ISBN 10: 1905583737