Sunday, February 27, 2011

12Dec1880, The First Boycott

LONDON, December 12th, 1880.
—The Irish matters are going from bad to worse. A certain agent named Boycott having affronted the "Land League," no one would work for him or cut his crops (this was some time ago). Troops had to be ordered to protect some labourers from the N. who housed the crops, and unhappy Boycott has had to flee the country. The plan is now getting very popular, and in other cases agents or landlords are thus sent to Coventry, tradesmen forbidden to deal with them and servants and labourers to serve them, under peril of life or limb: it's called "Boycotting."

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