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British Origins

in Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes British accident proneness. Until Eric Farmer became the chief advocate of accident proneness, British workers seemed to find the idea of an accident prone employee an awkward, ... More


Aftermath: global reverberations, self-help, alien status and further riots

in Black 1919: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312007
eISBN:
9781846315138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312007.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the short- and longer-term effects of the port riots, including the situation faced by black British workers and their families in the inter-war period and the government ... More


Rowdiness and respectability

David Thackeray

in Conservatism for the democratic age: Conservative cultures and the challenge of mass politics in early twentieth century England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087615
eISBN:
9781781705858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087615.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Grassroots Unionism had flourished in Edwardian Britain, attracting a wide range of activists of both sexes. Nevertheless, the growth of the wartime Radical Right, with its hyper-masculine culture, ... More


Labour, civic associations and the new democracy

David Thackeray

in Conservatism for the democratic age: Conservative cultures and the challenge of mass politics in early twentieth century England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087615
eISBN:
9781781705858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087615.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In the existing historical literature produced on the progress of Unionist politics during the First World War much attention has focused on the party’s efforts to develop an appeal to ‘patriotic ... More


A Tar's Life

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of British tar. It also considers the black seafarers in the Royal Navy during the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries. Black sailors continued to be enrolled into the ... More


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