Optimal Matching Methods for Historical Sequences

@article{Abbott1986OptimalMM,
  title={Optimal Matching Methods for Historical Sequences},
  author={Andrew Abbott and Jon Forrest},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  year={1986},
  volume={16},
  pages={471}
}
common script is standard historical and sociological fare. In the passage from which this quote is drawn, Rude describes a script proceeding from general grievances to triggering events and on to a fixed repertory of rick-burning, machine-breaking, and so on. Throughout his earlier chapters he presents stories of individual riots, on the evidence of which this generalized sequence rests. But one may well ask when we can really speak of such a fixed sequence of events. How would we identify… 

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