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The rural warCaptain Swing and the politics of protest$
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Carl J. Griffin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086267

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086267.001.0001

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Swing and social policy

Swing and social policy

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(p.267) 10 Swing and social policy
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The rural war
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Carl J. Griffin

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086267.003.0011

This chapter examines the local social policy response to Swing. It shows that not only were rapid revisions made to parochial policy but that the response to Swing was both innovative and, despite the importance of local precedents, wide ranging. The chapter looks at the responses of farmers, vestrymen, magistrates, landowners and poor law officials. It also builds on recent developments in poor law studies focusing on the ways in which the poor were active agents in framing their own relief. The chapter then considers the importance of public meetings, before ending with an analysis of the mediating role of magistrates.

Keywords:   parochial policy, Swing responses, poor law officials, magistrates, poor law studies

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