Stop, Thief!
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Stop, Thief!

The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance

Peter Linebaugh

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The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance

Peter Linebaugh

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In this majestic tour de force, celebrated 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. Scarcely a society has existed on the face of the earth that has not had commoning at its heart. “Neither the state nor the market, ” say the planetary commoners. These essays kindle the embers of memory to ignite our future commons.

From Thomas Paine to the Luddites, 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. Illuminating these struggles in this indispensable collection, Linebaugh reignites the ancient cry, “STOP, THIEF!”

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PM Press
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2014
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9781604869019

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“Passim” (literally “scattered”) indicates intermittent discussion of a topic over a cluster of pages.
Abingdon, Lord. See Bertie, Montague, 5th earl of Abingdon
Ablett, Noah, 149
abolitionists and abolitionism, 28, 201–2, 208–13 passim, 220
abortion, 40, 241
accumulation, capitalist. See capitalist accumulation
accumulation, primary/primitive. See primary/primitive accumulation
“Adam delved” (couplet). See “When Adam delved” (couplet)
Adams, John, 177, 197, 225
Adams, Samuel, 185
Africa, 67–68, 91, 143, 189, 235, 255. See also Egypt
African Americans, 202, 208–12 passim. See also slaves and slavery
Agbetu, Toyin, 69
Age of Reason, The (Paine), 193, 195
Agrarian Justice (Paine), 178, 194–95, 197–98
agriculture, 68, 81, 121–27 passim, 195–97 passim; transition to, 69, 228; England, 144, 168, 179, 195–97 passim; Jefferson view, 219; Native American, 228, 230; Prussia, 54–55; Scotland, 32. See also plantations
alcohol, 230, 231, 233–34, 238, 241, 242–43
Aldini, Giovanni, 40
Alexander, Sally, 149, 154
Alfred the Great, 123, 211
Althusser, Louis, 72
America. See Latin America; North America
American Committee for Cultural Freedom, 116
American Crisis (Paine periodical). See Crisis (Paine periodical)
American culture, 118, 265n25
American Revolution, 166–67, 180–81, 191, 195
Amistad, 211
anarchists and anarchism, 96, 111, 132, 173, 239, 266n36; Haymarket Affair, 125
Ancient Society (Morgan), 239
Anderson, Perry, 120
animals, 124–25, 180, 218, 234; classification, 185; Frank Thompson on, 130; humans as, 198, 223, 225, 232; in Seneca cosmology, 245–46. See also cattle and cattle trade; grazi...

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APA 6 Citation
Linebaugh, P. (2014). Stop, Thief! ([edition unavailable]). PM Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/2584994/stop-thief-the-commons-enclosures-and-resistance-pdf (Original work published 2014)
Chicago Citation
Linebaugh, Peter. (2014) 2014. Stop, Thief! [Edition unavailable]. PM Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/2584994/stop-thief-the-commons-enclosures-and-resistance-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Linebaugh, P. (2014) Stop, Thief! [edition unavailable]. PM Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/2584994/stop-thief-the-commons-enclosures-and-resistance-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Linebaugh, Peter. Stop, Thief! [edition unavailable]. PM Press, 2014. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.