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Luddite

A term for workers in the early 19th century in Britain who opposed the Industrial Revolution because increased mechanization was changing the economy and leaving them without jobs. The term has come to mean any person who opposes technological changes, especially those that impact the economy.

Luddites

workers who destroyed labour-saving machinery in 19th-century England to try to prevent machines from taking over their jobs. Nowadays the term is used to describe anyone who resists technological development.
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On Saturday, Spen Valley Civic Society and Huddersfield-based Luddite fans Ian and Alan Brooke unveiled a plaque to the rebels who enjoyed a pint or two at the Shears Inn.
the 200th anniversary of the Luddite revolt sparked a new annual lecture series in huddersfield, focusing on the town's history of radicalism.
The publication of a new edition of the classic WORK on Huddersfield Luddism and its BACKGROUND, Liberty or Death, written by Lesley and her co-author Alan BrooKe, was the Local History Society''s main contribution to the Luddite bicentenary.
If these books haven't persuaded you to ignore the Luddites and Malthusians, try a work of inadvertent fiction by an ornithologist named William Vogt: Road to Survival.
But the real influence on the Unabomber, if he and Kaczynski are one and the same, may be recent Luddites like Theodore Roszak or Charles A.
CAMPAIGNING: Lesley Kipling kept local interest in the Luddites alive
The problem with Sale's book, however, is that he conflates the story of the Luddites, a self-interested group of victims, with his own ideological approach.
Peter explained that John Scott, the club's secretary, had visited an art exhibition in 2012 and had seen a series of six water colours by Honley artist Andrew Jenkin depicting the activities of the early Luddites and took an instant liking to the simplicity of the drawings.
Retired teacher Jim Summerscales will talk about the Luddites and about one of his ancestors who was involved.
THIS year marks 200 years since the Luddite uprising in Huddersfield and the murder of mill owner William Horsfall at Crosland Moor by George Mellor and others who were later executed.
AFTER almost a year of marking the Luddite Bi-Centenary, Huddersfield Local History Society decided its 2012 annual November Day School should move on to other aspects of the town's radical traditions.
The latest of those events is next weekend and explores hidden technologies and our relationship to machinery from the Luddites to modern day.