Stop, Thief!: The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance (Spectre)

Stop, Thief!: The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance (Spectre)


In daring and intelligently written essays, historian Peter Linebaugh takes target on the thieves of land, the polluters of the seas, the ravagers of the forests, the despoilers of rivers, and the removers of mountaintops. From Thomas Paine to the Luddites and from Karl Marx—who concluded his nice research of capitalism with the enclosure of commons—to the sensible dreamer William Morris who made communism right into a verb and recommended communizing and agriculture, to the 20th-century communist historian E. P. Thompson, Linebaugh brings to lifestyles the important commonist culture. He lines the crimson thread from the good insurrection of commoners in 1381 to the enclosures of eire, and the yank commons, the place ecu immigrants who were expelled from their commons met the huge commons of the local peoples and the underground African American city commons, and all of the whereas urges the traditional spark of resistance.

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