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Class versus Community: The General Strike

MATTHEW GRIMLEY

in Citizenship, Community, and the Church of England: Liberal Anglican Theories of the State Between the Wars

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270897
eISBN:
9780191709494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270897.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers how the General Strike (and wider coal strike) was instrumental in the development of William Temple's ideas on national community, and his rejection of pluralism. It examines ... More


Post‐War Dislocations, 1919–1932: ‘Modernity’ and ‘Modernism’

Keith Robbins

in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: The Christian Church 1900-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263715
eISBN:
9780191714283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263715.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter reflects on ‘remembrance’ after the Great War — memorials and services. It notes a new modern world and the advent of radio broadcasting. It considers currents of belief and unbelief. ... More


The General Strike

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0024
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter highlights the influence of the general strike of May 3–12, 1926 in Great Britain on the debate on the charter of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It discusses the importance ... More


The Tensions of Class and Region

Hester Barron

in The 1926 Miners' Lockout: Meanings of Community in the Durham Coalfield

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199575046
eISBN:
9780191722196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575046.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the boundaries of region and social class that defined the identity of the Durham miner in the 1920s, and how this affected the positions adopted and choices made in 1926. It ... More


From ethos to mythos: the General Strike and Britishness

Rachelle Hope Saltzman

in A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

‘From Ethos to Mythos: the General Strike and Britishness’ surveys and analyzes the ways that different interest groups have selectively reproduced the story of the 1926 General Strike as a ... More


Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Annmarie Hughes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book offers a unique contribution to gender and Scottish history breaking new ground on several fronts: there is no history of inter-war women in Scotland, very little labour or popular ... More


Introduction: folklore, memory, and the volunteers of 1926

Rachelle Hope Saltzman

in A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The “Introduction” sets up the issues for this work—the modern image of the General Strike volunteers, the history of the strike and its socio-economic roots in World War I. It also frames the ... More


A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Rachelle Saltzman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

A lark for the sake of their country tells the tale of the upper and middle-class ‘volunteers’ in Great Britain's 1926 General Strike. With behaviour derived from their play traditions – the larks, ... More


The General Strike and its Aftermath

K. D. Ewing and C. A. Gearty

in The Struggle for Civil Liberties: Political Freedom and the Rule of Law in Britain, 1914-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762515
eISBN:
9780191695193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762515.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the restrictions on free speech and public assembly that were introduced during the General Strike of 1926. These restrictions seemed to apply disproportionately against the ... More


Working-Class Collective Agency: The General Strike and Labor Insurgency

Chris Rhomberg

in No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the events leading up to and during the General Strike, and the political mobilization that followed. Structural and conjunctural forces were to push local actors toward a ... More


Building Jerusalem: The General Strike as social drama

Rachelle Hope Saltzman

in A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

“Building Jerusalem: The General Strike as Social Drama” details how the 1926 General Strike functioned as the watershed event for Labour and union politics in the first half of the twentieth ... More


The trade union movement

Matt Perry

in 'Red Ellen' Wilkinson: Her ideas, movements and world

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719087202
eISBN:
9781781706831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087202.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Any discussion of Wilkinson's trade unionism needs to understand its connection to her politics and vice versa. NUDAW provided crucial help to Wilkinson's parliamentary career. During the war ... More


“Class Brothers Unite!”: The British General Strike and the Formation of the “United Opposition”

Alexander Vatlin

in The Lost Politburo Transcripts: From Collective Rule to Stalin's Dictatorship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134247
eISBN:
9780300152227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134247.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the transcript of the June 3, 1926 Politburo meeting. The analysis suggests that the British General Strike of May 1926 served as a lightning rod for the Bolsheviks' differences ... More


The Communist Party and the Labour Movement, 1920–1926

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In December 1920, J. T. Murphy returned to Britain after attending the Second Congress of the Comintern in Russia. While in London, he paid a visit to his ex-girlfriend Ethel Morris, who had been ... More


Critique, Coercion, and Sacred Life in Benjamin's “Critique of Violence”

Judith Butler

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter takes up the question of the distinction in Walter Benjamin's “Critique of Violence” between “law-instating” and “law-preserving” violence, as ... More


The Beginning of the Workers' Revolution, 1910–1912

in Revolution within the Revolution: Cotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758062
eISBN:
9780804779647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the beginning of the workers' revolution. Madero's challenge to Díaz led to a rapid unionization of the largest and most important mills in 1910–11. Unionization and the ... More


Benjamin: Pure Strike and Critique

Willy Thayer

in Technologies of Critique

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286744
eISBN:
9780823288878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286744.003.0034
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses Walter Benjamin's view on why Georges Sorel has the merit of having distinguished between two different kinds of strike: the general political strike and the general ... More


The Politics of “at Home” Abroad

Tracy B. Strong

in Learning One's Native Tongue: Citizenship, Contestation, and Conflict in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226623191
eISBN:
9780226623368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226623368.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The aftermath of World War I sees the granting of suffrage to women (by the narrowest of margins). The Great Depression makes these deficiencies dramatically clear. The New Deal is an attempt by non- ... More


I Senza Patria: Italian Anarchists in Paterson, New Jersey

Kenyon Zimmer

in Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039386
eISBN:
9780252097430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039386.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on how Paterson became the center of what is probably the most important Anarchist group in the world. Italian anarchists were at the forefront of persistent local labor unrest, ... More


Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry

James Wolfinger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702402
eISBN:
9781501704239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702402.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Philadelphia exploded in violence in 1910. The general strike that year was a notable point, but not a unique one, in a generations-long history of conflict between the workers and management at one ... More


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