This collection of essays explore the the Diggers, a group of 17th century men who shared a vision of a society based on collective ownership of the land. The themes discussed include the continuing power of leader Winstanley's writings, ideas on civil liberty and the economic background.
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"The 10 essays together give a clear account of the background to the year-long occupation by Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers of a small area of little Heath in Cobham.
'An ideal introduction to current work on the Diggers, as well as an indispensable collection for serious scholars.' - H-Net