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The Resource Miners, unions and politics, 1910-47

Miners, unions and politics, 1910-47

Label
Miners, unions and politics, 1910-47
Title
Miners, unions and politics, 1910-47
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
History is inevitably written from the standpoint of contemporary political and historiographical challenges. The near destruction of the coal industry and of the NUM offers a timely vantage point from which to appraise their history. The events of the last decade necessarily point towards criticism of the easy assumption of miners' solidarity and the cosy identification with Labour Party loyalty which has characterised much of the labour history of British mining. Some more recent work on miners and their unions has moved away from such stereotypical imagery and examined particular regions and communities. This collection of specially commissioned essays by leading authorities on miners' history seeks to build on such individual contributions by first examining the politics of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, the unique influences of syndicalism and communism within some of its constituent areas, and the uneven pace of the Labour Party's 'forward march' within the coal-fields. In the second part of the book, such national developments are studied within their diverse regional contexts through a series of case studies which permits comparison between the major British coalfields. Finally, the book considers the attempts to overcome these regional diversities with the formation of the National Union of Mineworkers and the nationalisation of the mining industry
Cataloging source
UkLiU
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Campbell, Alan
  • Fishman, Nina
  • Howell, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trade-unions
  • Coal miners
  • Labor movement
  • Miners' Federation of Great Britain
  • National Union of Mineworkers
  • Miners' Federation of Great Britain
  • National Union of Mineworkers
Label
Miners, unions and politics, 1910-47
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hope of the British proletariat
  • Chris Williams
  • Social history of political conflict in the Scots coalfields, 1910-1939
  • Alan Campbell
  • Landscape of Spencerism
  • David Gilbert
  • Work, class and community
  • Trevor Griffiths
  • Politics of labourism in the Yorkshire coalfields, 1926-1945
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Cult of their own
  • Learning from bitter experience
  • Hywel Francis
  • Beginning of the beginning
  • Nina Fishman
  • David Egan
  • All or nowt
  • David Howell
  • Labour Party and electoral politics in the coalfields
  • Duncan Tanner
  • Heroes and anti-heroes
  • Nina Fishman
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781859282694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Miners, unions and politics, 1910-47
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hope of the British proletariat
  • Chris Williams
  • Social history of political conflict in the Scots coalfields, 1910-1939
  • Alan Campbell
  • Landscape of Spencerism
  • David Gilbert
  • Work, class and community
  • Trevor Griffiths
  • Politics of labourism in the Yorkshire coalfields, 1926-1945
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Cult of their own
  • Learning from bitter experience
  • Hywel Francis
  • Beginning of the beginning
  • Nina Fishman
  • David Egan
  • All or nowt
  • David Howell
  • Labour Party and electoral politics in the coalfields
  • Duncan Tanner
  • Heroes and anti-heroes
  • Nina Fishman
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781859282694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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