Catalogue of riots in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester, 1800-1939

Tiratelli, Matteo (2019). Catalogue of riots in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester, 1800-1939. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Service. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-853781

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This work was supported by doctoral research funding from the University of Manchester’s School of Social Sciences Studentship.

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The data consists of a catalogue of 414 riots from Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester (1800 to 1939). The riots were found using keyword searches of digital newspaper archives and the accounts presented there were triangulated against further archival material (including other newspapers, Home Office records and local police materials). The catalogue describes the basic narrative of the riot and includes codes representing the type of actions done by rioters, the spaces in which the riot took place and the temporal aspects of the events (their duration, when they took place and the significance of that time). This research was inspired by a desire to think about riots as a strategic practice with their own particular history. Compiling a systematic, long run catalogue of riots in three of Britain's largest cities should enable sociologists and historians to situate other riots in their historical context and to reconsider classic theories about the evolution of protest and social movements over the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Creator NameEmailAffiliationORCID (as URL)
Tiratelli, College London
Sponsors: University of Manchester
Topic classification: Politics
Society and culture
Keywords: riots, social movement, social protest
Date published: 18 Jul 2019 10:28
Last modified: 18 Jul 2019 10:28

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