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Women and Trade-Unionism, 1890–1914

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Trade unions and women workers grew in numbers between 1890 and 1914. However, the majority of women workers remained outside the ranks of the trade union movement. Despite many other problems of ... More


Versailles and Social Justice, 1919

Ian Clark

in International Legitimacy and World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199297009
eISBN:
9780191711428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297009.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Perhaps the least discussed aspect of the 1919 settlement is its provisions on social justice, and yet an entire section of the Versailles Treaty and an article of the League Covenant were devoted to ... More


Trade Unions in Germany: The Two Postwar Movements

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines the postwar German trade union movement. Using qualitative analysis, it highlights two trade union movements that emerged in postwar Germany. The first movement appeared in the ... More


Thatcherites versus the Trade-Union Movement

Mike Ironside and Roger Seifert

in Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The National and Local Government Officers Association (NALGO) supported striking miners, print workers, and General Communications Head Quarters (GCHQ) trade unionists; argued against more ... More


Why So Different? Why So Bad a Future?

Howard Glennerster

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

While virtually all European countries with advanced welfare states are worrying about how to cut back their state pension generosity, and sometimes partially succeeding, the United Kingdom faces the ... More


Industrial Radicalism and the New Unionism

William Kenefick

in Red Scotland!: The Rise and Fall of the Radical Left, c. 1872 to 1932

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625178
eISBN:
9780748653430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625178.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter considers the rise of industrial radicalism and the impact of the new unionism on the Scottish trade union movement, by presenting two case studies. It examines the origins and nature of ... More


British Leyland and Chrysler UK: Lock-In, Path Overlap, and Dysfunction, 1968–1977

Timothy R. Whisler

in The British Motor Industry, 1945-1994: A Case Study in Industrial Decline

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290742
eISBN:
9780191684838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290742.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

BLMC, Chrysler UK, and British Leyland operated in a national and world economic macroeconomic environment, shaped by the petroleum shortages of the 1970s, pronounced swings in car demand, escalating ... More


Unseemly Behaviour:Women and Local Authority Strikes

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter details the crucial role women played in the local authority strikes of the Winter of Discontent. The chapter examines the numeric dominance of women in public sector work and trade ... More


The Labour Party, pacifism and the Spanish Civil War

Rhiannon Vickers

in The Labour Party and the World, Volume 1: The Evolution of Labour's Foreign Policy, 1900-51

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067440
eISBN:
9781781700655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067440.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the history of the Labour Party during the years 1931 to 1938. This period saw significant transformations in the party's foreign policy when the optimism of the 1920s was ... More


Leaving the Movement

in The Lancashire Giant: David Shackleton, Labour Leader and Civil Servant

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239444
eISBN:
9781846313455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239444.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the career shift of David Shackleton from the trade union movement to the civil service. It explains that Shackleton was appointed Senior Labour Adviser to the Home Office in ... More


Communism On the Shop Floor and Off

Nelson Lichtenstein

in A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics, and Labor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037856
eISBN:
9780252095122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037856.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses how Communism continues to generate the same kind of debates that divided the left, and the left from the right, more than half a century ago. In some instances, documents ... More


The Lancashire Giant: David Shackleton, Labour Leader and Civil Servant

Ross M. Martin

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239444
eISBN:
9781846313455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313455
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book tells the story of a nine-year-old cotton weaver who went on to carve out two extraordinary careers for himself. In the first, David Shackleton became a truly dominating presence in the ... More


Surveillance Targets

Ewing Mahoney

in MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198818625
eISBN:
9780191859564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818625.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the targets of surveillance. It examines four groups who were the subject of surveillance during the Cold War: the Communist Party of Great Britain (the CPGB), the peace ... More


Introduction

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter introduces how trade union resistance to the Labour Government’s 5 per cent wage policy resulted in an unprecedented strike wave, known as the Winter of Discontent, which culminated in ... More


Introduction

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the New York City Teachers Union's (TU) connection with the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) and the struggle to define teacher unionism in the early and ... More


Labour Leaders and Socialist Saviours: Individualism and Collectivism in Margaret Harkness’s George Eastmont, Wanderer

Lisa C. Robertson

in Home and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Literary London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474457880
eISBN:
9781474490818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457880.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines Margaret Harkness’s novel George Eastmont, Wanderer (1905). It focuses on the tensions between individualism and collectivism in the novel’s representation of the late ... More


Abdullah Quilliam: A Muslim Revolutionary Socialist?

Mohammad Siddique Seddon

in Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190688349
eISBN:
9780190848477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688349.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the religious and political influences that shaped Abdullah Quilliam’s Muslim missionary activities, philanthropic work and scholarly writings in an attempt to shed light on his ... More


Land Reform in Kerala and West Bengal: Two Stories of Left Reformism and Development

Anirban Dasgupta

in The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792444
eISBN:
9780191834431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792444.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter revisits the experience of land reforms in Kerala and West Bengal to provide a comparative analysis of the impact of left reformism on the nature of capital accumulation in these two ... More


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