This book takes a look at food riots in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and food related social conflict, from the Newlyn fish riots to the Cod Wars. Using words and verse from contemporary broadside ballads and folk song, Josh Sutton looks closely at the evolution of the modern food system.
He suggests that the spirit of the food riot is still very much alive today, and is apparent in the practice of those engaged in providing food charity in modern Britain and in the United States, where food banks and recycling of supermarket waste are now common and vital.
2. Against the Grain: The Ely and Littleport ‘Bread and Beer’ Riots of 1816
3. Rage Against the Machine: The Swing Riots of 1830
4. The Original Fish Fight: The Newlyn Fish Riots of 1896
5. Plenty more Fish in the Sea: The Cod Wars
6. Ration or Riot: Rationing as Crowd Control in a Time of War
7. The Times They are a’ Changing: The Development of the Modern
Food System and the Growing Battle for ‘Food Security’
8. Food Poverty and Food Charity in Britain Today
9. The Growth of Popular Protest