The Causes of Luddism

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A simple mind map on the causes of the Luddite movement in Britan
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The Causes of Luddism
1 Economic Distress
1.1 High wheat/bread prices after a series of bad harvests
1.1.1 1811-1812 after a severe winter
1.2 A depression in the textile industry with increased unemployment + caused shorter working hours
1.3 Falling wages
1.3.1 Bolton handloom weavers' wages fell from 25 to 15 shillings per week
2 Protests against:
2.1 Low wages
2.2 Machine rental
2.3 The use of colts (unapprenticed workmen)
2.4 Inferior quality of workmanship
2.5 Unemployment
3 Dislike of the factory system's disciplined hours
4 War with France
4.1 1806 economic blockade
4.2 1807 "Orders in Council"
4.2.1 Prevented neutrals from trading with Napoleonic Europe
4.2.2 Led to wage cuts and redundancies in the textile industry
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