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The Resource The history of the Yorkshire miners, 1881-1918

The history of the Yorkshire miners, 1881-1918

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The history of the Yorkshire miners, 1881-1918
Title
The history of the Yorkshire miners, 1881-1918
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This detailed social history is concerned with the workers in the Yorkshire coal industry, their union, and the broader mining communities in which they lived from the formation of the Yorkshire Miners Association in 1881 through the end of the First World War. The period covered is of considerable importance for the consolidation of the Yorkshire Miners Union, and indeed for the building of a national miners federation and an international miners' organisation, in both of which the role of Yorkshire's leadership was central. The decades straddling the turn of the century were characterised by volatility in the mining industry, which was reflected in a number of strikes. This was also the period during which the eight-hour day was established, the issue of the minimum wage was fought out, and the miners turned toward affiliation with the Labour Party. Towards the end of the period, the union made its contribution to the war effort. Carolyn Baylies traces these general processes and focuses in detail upon a number of episodes during which union struggles and community involvement coalesced. She explores the dynamic between district and local levels of the union, and the tensions that accompanied a progressive rationalization of bargaining machinery. While primarily tracing the fortunes and stance of the union, she also situates these in broader accounts of the development of mining communities and of the labour movement
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baylies, Carolyn L.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trade-unions
  • Coal miners
  • Coal trade
Label
The history of the Yorkshire miners, 1881-1918
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-507) 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
1. Opening Out of the Yorkshire Coalfield -- 2. Community and Combination -- 3. The Yorkshire Miners' Association During the 1880s -- 4. Testing -- 1893 -- 5. Federation Activities and Operations of the Conciliation Board, 1894-1906 -- 6. Worker Solidarity and the Eight-Hour Day -- 7. The Union at Branch and District Levels; Grievances and Industrial Action -- 8. Scope of Union Membership -- 9. Politics and the YMA -- The Barnsley By-Election of 1897 -- 10. The Yorkshire Coalfield after 1900 -- Opening Up of the Doncaster Area -- 11. Denaby-Cadeby Strike of 1902 and Ensuing Legal Action -- 12. Evolving Union Policies and Politics -- Hemsworth Dispute, 1906 -- 13. The Minimum Wage Strike -- Operation of the Minimum Wage Act -- 14. The YMA During the War -- 15. Towards an Industrial Union
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 521 pages
Isbn
9780415093590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The history of the Yorkshire miners, 1881-1918
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-507) 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
1. Opening Out of the Yorkshire Coalfield -- 2. Community and Combination -- 3. The Yorkshire Miners' Association During the 1880s -- 4. Testing -- 1893 -- 5. Federation Activities and Operations of the Conciliation Board, 1894-1906 -- 6. Worker Solidarity and the Eight-Hour Day -- 7. The Union at Branch and District Levels; Grievances and Industrial Action -- 8. Scope of Union Membership -- 9. Politics and the YMA -- The Barnsley By-Election of 1897 -- 10. The Yorkshire Coalfield after 1900 -- Opening Up of the Doncaster Area -- 11. Denaby-Cadeby Strike of 1902 and Ensuing Legal Action -- 12. Evolving Union Policies and Politics -- Hemsworth Dispute, 1906 -- 13. The Minimum Wage Strike -- Operation of the Minimum Wage Act -- 14. The YMA During the War -- 15. Towards an Industrial Union
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 521 pages
Isbn
9780415093590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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