Luddites

Shaun Slifer     2014     10.5 x 16.5

” ‘We petition no more. That won’t do—fighting must.’

LUDDITES: being a social uprising in the Midlands of England between the years 1811 and 1813

TO PUT DOWN ALL MACHINERY HURTFUL TO COMMONALITY!

‘Certain inventions in machinery were introduced into the staple manufacturers of the north, which, greatly reducing the numbers of hands necessary to be employed, threw thousands out of work, and left them without legitimate means of sustaining life. . . . Misery generates hate; these sufferers hated the machines which they believed took their bread from them; they hated the buildings which contained those machines; they hated the manufacturers who owned those buildings.’

—Charlotte Brontë, Shirley.”

#89 in the Celebrate People’s History Series. This poster is a full-bleed digital reprint on 80 lbs cardstock. 

$1-5

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