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    DescriptionIn bold and intelligently written essays, historian Peter Linebaugh takes aim at the thieves of land, the polluters of the seas, the ravagers of the forests, the despoilers of rivers, and the removers of mountaintops. From Thomas Paine to the Luddites and from Karl Marx--who concluded his great study of capitalism with the enclosure of commons--to the practical dreamer William Morris who made communism into a verb and advocated communizing industry and agriculture, to the 20th-century communist historian E. P. Thompson, Linebaugh brings to life the vital commonist tradition. He traces the red thread from the great revolt of commoners in 1381 to the enclosures of Ireland, and the American commons, where European immigrants who had been expelled from their commons met the immense commons of the native peoples and the underground African American urban commons, and all the while urges the ancient spark of resistance.

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    Stop, Thief!
    The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Linebaugh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 294
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781604867473
    ISBN 10: 1604867477

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    B&T Approval Code: A31464000, A40365000
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    PM Press
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    Publication date
    01 March 2014
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    Peter Linebaugh is a historian, a professor at the University of Toledo, the coauthor of "Albion's Fatal Tree" and "The Many Headed Hydra," and the author of "The London Hanged" and "The Magna Carta Manifesto." His articles have appeared in publications that include "CounterPunch," the "New Left Review," "New York University Law Review," "Radical History Review," and "Social History." He lives in Toledo, Ohio.
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    "Linebaugh’s essay collection is not only an historian’s reading of history, but intended also as a spiritual uplifting for modern dissidents and activists, a writing of history that liberates and encourages radical possibilities, the ‘resistance’ in his title not only referring to the subject matter of his text, but to the present and to the future." —Rowan Cahill, radicalsydney.blogspot.com.au