“Charles Boycott” Was So Hated By His Community He Became A Verb.

Charles Cunningham Boycott (1832 – 1897) was an English land agent whose ostracism by his local community in Ireland gave the English verb "to boycott". Boycott worked as a land agent for Lord Erne. In 1880, as part of its campaign for the Three Fs (fair rent, fixity of tenure, and free sale), local activists of the Irish Land League encouraged Boycott's employees to withdraw their labor, and began a campaign of isolation against Boycott in the local community.  View More
October 24, 2016 Jessica