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Spitalfields acts seven pamphlets, 1818-1828. by

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Published by Arno Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Silk manufacture and trade -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain.,
  • Wages -- Textile workers -- Great Britain.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesBritish labour struggles -- 1727-1850
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19773036M

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