Industrial Politics and the 1926 Mining Lock-out

The Struggle for Dignity

Golygydd(ion): Alan Campbell Keith Gildart John McIlroy

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Gwleidyddiaeth Diddordeb Cymru

  • Chwefror 2009 · 320tudalen · 216x138mm

  • ·Clawr Meddal - 9780708321867

Am y llyfr

Mae'r gyfrol hon yn gyfraniad nodedig i'r drafodaeth academaidd ynghylch hanes cymdeithasol a gwleidyddol ymhlith y dosbarth gweithiol diwydiannol ym 1926. Mae'n tynnu ar agweddau methodolegol newydd ar astudio gwaith a llafur, sydd wedi dod i'r amlwg mewn blynyddoedd diweddar.


'This volume of essays provides a welcome contribution to our understanding of the history of the miners between the wars. It is scholarly and judicious, but often passionate, disputatious and eloquent...' Tribune "This volume offers a detailed study of one of the major disputes in twentieth-century British history. The thirteen contributions provide a comprehensive survey of the lockout at national, regional and local levels." International Review of Social History Vol. 51 Part 3"This is a book that celebrates defiance and resistance but which also concentrates upon strategic questions at the heart of making and remaking the working class. Nothing could be timelier, either in Britain or here in Australia."Robert Bollard, Victoria University, Labour History, Number 91


Part 1: The Context; 1. Capitalist crisis in 1926 John Foster, University of Paisley; 2. The state of the unions: the MFGB in 1926 Alan Campbell and John McIlroy; 3. Employer militancy in the 1926 lock-out Quentin Outram, University of Leeds; Part 2: Regional Studies; 4. The dispute in south Wales Chris Williams, University of Glamorgan; 5. Developments in the Scottish coalfields Alan Campbell; 6. The case of Lancashire Steve Catterall, University of York; 7. Notes from the periphery: north Wales, Cumberland and Warwickshire Keith Gildart; Part 3: Themes; 8. Women in 1926; 9. Law and order in the miners’ lock-out Steve Catterall; 10. The Communist Party and 1926 John McIlroy; 11. Alternative Outcomes: the Bishops’ proposals reconsidered. David Howell, University of York

Cyflwyno'r Golygydd(ion)

Alan Campbell

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Keith Gildart

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John McIlroy

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