Fighting Words: Working-Class Formation, Collective Action, and Discourse in Early Nineteenth-Century England

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Index
absenteeism, prosecution for, 173
agreements of service, 174
Albion Chapel, 162
Albion Mills, 161
Alexander, Sally, 11, 55-56n. 8
America, emigration to, 224
Ames & Atkinson (silk manufacturers), 122
Anglican Church. See Church of England
apprenticeships: control of, 24, 28; in cotton industry, 138; in silk industry, 52, 55, 60n. 9; women in, 55, 60n. 9
aristocracy: support for, 83; of wealth, 190-191
Armitage, Arthur, 59-60
artisans: collectivism of, 24-25; defined, 24; gender of, 24; ideologies of, 53; organizational structure of, 25-26; as preservationists, 25; reactionary radicalism of, 10. See also silk weavers
Ashton, Col. George Williams, 185
Ashton, James, 222
Ashton, Thomas, 145; assassination of, 221; control of Hyde by, 172, 176; housing constructed by, 43; productivity of mills owned by, 42, 144; reaction to strikes, 148-149; tenure of spinners of, 139
Ashton Female Reform Society, 182
Ashton Mechanics' Institution, 158, 179-181
Ashton Parish: description of, 37; poor relief in, 176-177
Ashton-Stalybridge district (Lancashire): canals in, 40; description of, 36-46; development of, 37-38, 39- 40; economy of, 38-39, 129, 163- 166, 167-186; local improvements in, 169-171, 175-176; location of, 37; number of mills, 134-135; number of pubs in, 44; piece rate in, 140; population of, 42-43; proportion of working class in, 41, 42; recreation and leisure activities in, 153-157, 176; social geography of, 41-43, 129, 151- 153, 189-192
Ashton-under-Lyne (Lancashire). See Ashton-Stalybridge district (Lancashire)
Ashton-under-Lyne Gas and Water Works Company, 170
assaults, prosecution for, 30, 174
Assheton, Sir Ralph, 156
Astley, Francis, 163, 171
Atiyah, P. S., 173n. 6
Audenshaw (Lancashire): development of, 42; prestrike meeting in, 212

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