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Miners, Unions and Politics, 1910-1947
     

Miners, Unions and Politics, 1910-1947

by Alan Campbell, Nina Fishman, David Howell
 

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ISBN-10: 1859282695

ISBN-13: 9781859282694

Pub. Date: 12/01/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The near destruction of the coal industry and the NUM offers a timely vantage point from which to appraise their history. This book presents a collection of specially commissioned essays by leading authorities on miners' history, which challenge the stereotypical imagery of miners'solidarity and loyalty to the Labour Party. This book examines the politics of the

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The near destruction of the coal industry and the NUM offers a timely vantage point from which to appraise their history. This book presents a collection of specially commissioned essays by leading authorities on miners' history, which challenge the stereotypical imagery of miners'solidarity and loyalty to the Labour Party. This book examines 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 coalfields. Such national developments are then 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859282694
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 32.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors; List of Tables; List of Maps and Figures; List of Abbreviations; Introduction, Alan Campbell, Nina Fishman, David Howell; Part One: National Perspectives; "A Cult of Their Own": Syndicalism and The Miners' Next Step, David Egan; "All or Nowt": The Politics of the MFGB, David Howell; The Labour Party and Electoral Politics in the Coalfields, Duncan Tanner; Heroes and Anti-heroes: Communists in the Coalfields, Nina Fishman; Part Two: Regional Studies; "The Hope of the British Proletariat: The South Wales Miners, 1910-1947, Chris Williams; The Social History of Political Conflict in the Scots Coalfields, 1910-1939, Alan Campbell; The Miners, Unions and Politics in Nottinghamshire, 1910-47, David Gilbert; Work, Class and Community: Social Identities and Political Change in the Lancashire Coalfield, 1910-1939, Trevor Griffiths; The Politics of Labourism in the Yorkshire Coalfield, 1926-45, Andrew Taylor; Part Three: Outcomes: Learning from Bitter Experience: The Making of the NUM, Hywel Francis; The Beginning of the Beginning: The Miners and Nationalisation, 1947, Nina Fishman; Index.

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