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Violent London free pdf Almost as soon as it was built, London suffered the first of many acts of violent protest, when Boudica and her followers set fire to the city in AD 60. Ever since, the capital's streets have been a forum for popular insurrection. Covering nearly 2,000 years of protest -- from Wat Tyler to the G20 - this is the story of an alternative London, and an alternative history of the British Isles: outside parliamentary processes and in direct confrontation with the forces of the state. It is a story of political activism expressed in street fighting and slum warfare, in assassination and bombing, peopled by a fascinating array of demagogues, democrats, bigots and social revolutionaries. It is also the story of the growth of London as a capital and as a major city. This fully revised and comprehensive edition contains new chapters on the 7/7 attacks, the deaths of Jean Charles de Menezes and Ian Tomlinson, recent environmental, anti-capitalist and libertarian protest, and a discussion of the importance of current laws on terrorism, civil rights and the policing of protests.

About Clive Bloom

CLIVE BLOOM is Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies at Middlesex University, UK. Widely published and Series Editor of Palgrave Macmillan's Crime Files series, he is the author of Literature, Politics and Intellectual Crisis in Britain Today (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000) and Cult Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan 1996), amongst many other titles.

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Author : Clive Bloom
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 08 September 2010
ISBN : 0230289479
EAN : 9780230289475
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 616 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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