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The Skimmington and Rough Music Riots
An analysis of the Skimmington and rough music riots in England and Colonial North America.
# 97037 | 8,170 words | 29 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 21, 2007 in History (British) , History (U.S. Before 1865)

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This paper examines what happened during the Skimmington Riots and the so-called rough music accompaniments that took place in England and Colonial North America, events which were largely crowd phenomena that were highly influenced by the tradition of charivaris in France in the late Middle Ages. To determine precisely what happened during these social conflict events and why, the paper provides a critical analysis of recent historic writings concerning the history of crowd violence, the effect of colonial laws, or the lack of laws on such incidents, the role of women and society and culture's effect on the colonies. A summary of the research is provided in the conclusion.

Review and Discussion
Crowd Violence in the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries
The Role of Women
The Effect of Colonial Laws, or the Lack of Laws
Society and Culture's Effect in the American Colonies

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abramovitz, Mimi. Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present. Boston: South End Press, 1988.
  • Bonomi, Patricia U. Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  • Breen, T. H. The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Daunton, M. J. Progress and Poverty: An Economic and Social History of Britain, 1700-1850. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Davis, Natalie Zemon. Society and Culture in Early Modern France. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1975.

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