"Humour the People": Subaltern Collective Agency and Uneven Proletarianization in Castlecomer Colliery, 1826–34

@article{Dunne2018HumourTP,
  title={"Humour the People": Subaltern Collective Agency and Uneven Proletarianization in Castlecomer Colliery, 1826–34},
  author={Terence M. Dunne},
  journal={{\'E}ire-Ireland},
  year={2018},
  volume={53},
  pages={64 - 92}
}
  • Terence M. Dunne
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • Éire-Ireland
  • Late on the morning of 13 March 1832 Thomas Potts, engineer and overseer, was at work at the Pollough engine in Cloneen in the Castlecomer Colliery in the northeast of County Kilkenny. He observed four men clad in long coats and armed with firearms approach him. Potts fled, but was overtaken at the ditch near an adjacent road, knocked to the ground, and shot dead. There were onlookers, colliery workers, none of whom attempted to intervene. The name of the engine, Pollough, was derived from the… CONTINUE READING
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