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The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) and the Language of Freedom

David Johnson

in Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa: Literature Between Critique and Utopia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474430210
eISBN:
9781474481151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430210.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The second dream of freedom is the ICU’s utopian mix of Christianity, Garveyism, Communism, British trade unionism and vernacular freedoms. Due attention is directed to each of these distinct ... More


High dignity and low salaries

Mark O'Brien

in The Fourth Estate: Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096136
eISBN:
9781526121004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096136.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how, in the early 1900s, Irish journalists organised themselves into an association that examined contentious issues such as salaries, employment conditions, the social status ... More


Collieries, communities and coalfield politics

Jim Phillips

in Collieries, Communities and the Miners' Strike in Scotland, 1984-85

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719086328
eISBN:
9781781704691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086328.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This establishes the central and related structural factors that shaped the character of the 1984-5 strike in Scotland: pit closures in the 1950s and 1960s; social changes in mining communities; ... More


Musicians’ organisations before 1893

John Williamson and Martin Cloonan

in Players' work time: A history of the British Musicians' Union, 1893â2013

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991326
eISBN:
9781526120786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991326.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter outlines the history of musicians’ representative organisations before the formation of the Amalgamated Musicians’ Union in 1893. It traces developments from the fourteenth century to ... More


The British Labour Party and the tragedy of Northern Ireland Labour

Aaron Edwards

in The British Labour Party and Twentieth-Century Ireland: The cause of Ireland, the cause of Labour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096013
eISBN:
9781526103963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096013.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In examining the historical links between the British Labour Party and the Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP), the discussion in this chapter argues, in the course of a critical review of the ... More


Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter: A Political Biography

Gregor Gall

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526100290
eISBN:
9781526124173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100290.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Bob Crow was not only the most well-known union leader of his generation but also the most militant. This biography examines his leadership of the RMT union, examining and exposing a number of ... More


Uneasy transitions: Irish nationalism, the rise of Labour and the Catholic Herald, 1888–1918

Joan Allen

in The British Labour Party and Twentieth-Century Ireland: The cause of Ireland, the cause of Labour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096013
eISBN:
9781526103963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096013.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

By the beginning of the twentieth century, a significant percentage of Irish workers in Britain articulated their proletarian solidarities by joining the trade union movement and, notwithstanding ... More


Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Keona K. Ervin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Gateway to Equality demonstrates that from the 1930s to the 1960s, a critical mass of black working-class women forged a most expansive social justice struggle for economic dignity in St. Louis. ... More


The Grand National Consolidated Trades’ Union, 1833–1834: class and conflict in the early British labour movement

Ophélie Siméon

in Labour united and divided from the 1830s to the present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526126320
eISBN:
9781526138798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126320.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter re-examines the GNCTU’s emergence, workings and historical significance through a look at its divisions. As barometers of social relations, they reveal the nature, structure and purposes ... More


The shadow of the Pikeman: Irish craftsmen and British radicalism, 1803–20

Timothy Murtagh

in The Cato Street Conspiracy: Plotting, Counter-Intelligence and the Revolutionary Tradition in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526144980
eISBN:
9781526150547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144997.00014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Outlines the changing nature of Irish emigration to Britain in decades before and after the Cato Street Conspiracy, and the changing role of Irish immigrants in the British radical movement.


Contested coordinator: the Hull Trades Council, 1872–1914*

Yann Béliard

in Labour united and divided from the 1830s to the present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526126320
eISBN:
9781526138798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126320.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Founded in 1872, the Hull Trades Council, like its counterparts in other towns and cities, was created to unite the efforts of trade-union activists pertaining to different industries. Yet its ... More


Leaving

W.W.J. Knox and A. McKinlay

in Jimmy Reid: A Clyde-built man

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620832
eISBN:
9781789629774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620832.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter explores his vain attempts to be elected as a full-time national official of the AEU defeated by the right-wing of the union’s leadership. It also exposes the organisational deficiencies ... More


Peter O’Leary, Land Nationalization, and Visitors to Ireland during the Land War

Niall Whelehan

in Changing Land: Diaspora Activism and the Irish Land War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479809554
eISBN:
9781479809615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809554.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Peter O’Leary was a London-based trade unionist and emigrant who returned frequently to Ireland. Along with Henry George, he was among the many visitors to Ireland during the Land War who sought to ... More


Idle mems, weary wives and ‘red hot revolutionaries’: domestic tension and political antagonism in the home, 1910s–1930s

Claire Lowrie

in Masters and servants: Cultures of empire in the tropics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095337
eISBN:
9781526109651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095337.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 5 explores the tense relationship between British and white Australian mistresses and their Chinese male servants. Drawing on oral histories, fiction, travel writing and newspaper articles ... More


White women and the decline of Chinese ‘houseboys’, 1910s–1930s

Claire Lowrie

in Masters and servants: Cultures of empire in the tropics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095337
eISBN:
9781526109651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095337.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter four plots the decline of Chinese ‘houseboys’ in Darwin and Singapore and across Southeast Asia in general from the 1910s to the 1930s. The chapter contests the theory put forward by a ... More


The Transnational World of Richard Jones, 1835–1842

Kyle Hughes and Donald M. MacRaild

in Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its Diaspora: The Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941350
eISBN:
9781789629286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter uses the capture and imprisonment of Richard Jones, a key Ribbon society leader, to frame the increasing cross-Irish Sea connections of Ribbonism. By the 1830s Ribbonmen in Ireland ... More


Organised Labour in Limerick City, 1819–1821: Violence and the Struggle for Legitimacy

John McGrath

in Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940650
eISBN:
9781786944986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940650.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with labour struggles in Limerick and a blend of guild language, trade union activity and modes of violence in the shape of the united trades. It describes how the ... More


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