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The Resource James Larkin, Emmet O'Connor

James Larkin, Emmet O'Connor

Label
James Larkin
Title
James Larkin
Statement of responsibility
Emmet O'Connor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"James Larkin (1874-1947) retains a central position in the pantheon of the Irish labour movement. In the popular consciousness he is most commonly linked to his role in the epic 1913 Dublin Lockout and to his turbulent leadership of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union. Less well known is his role as leader of the Workers' Union of Ireland, his thorny relations with Soviet Russia, and his political career as a city councillor and Dail deputy." "In general, labour historians have been kind to Larkin, and his style of leadership, which was often abrasive and dictatorial, has often been portrayed as a form of improvisation engendered by contemporary exigencies. In this new biography of Larkin, leading labour historian Emmet O'Connor radically reassesses the man and asks whether he should be viewed as a 'hero' of the working class, or as a 'wrecker' whose difficult personality was detrimental to both trade unionism and an emerging Irish communist movement." "O'Connor uses new archival sources, including declassified Soviet Union and FBI files, to cast new light on Larkin and on his relations with international communism. He aims to uncover the motivation behind Larkin's public persona, and to assess the reality obscured by the myth."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BDS
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O'Connor, Emmet
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Radical Irish lives
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  • Socialists
  • Labor leaders
  • Larkin, James
  • Larkin, James
  • Irish Congress of Trade Unions
  • Irish Transport and General Workers' Union
  • Workers' Union of Ireland
Label
James Larkin, Emmet O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
070015420120
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 148 p
Isbn
9781859183397
Label
James Larkin, Emmet O'Connor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
070015420120
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 148 p
Isbn
9781859183397

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