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The Party and the Trade Unions

ANDREW TAYLOR

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses that the Conservative Party retained a profound suspicion of organized labour, both as a political and as an economic force, throughout the century. It explains that the ... More


Artist Advocates: The Corporate and Entrepreneurial Generations of Arts Trade Union Activists

Daniel B. Cornfield

in Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160733
eISBN:
9781400873890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160733.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter looks at how a new generation of Nashville arts trade unionists is reinventing arts trade unionism for the contemporary generation of enterprising artists. With the advent of recorded ... More


Challenges in the House of Labor

Marcia Walker-McWilliams

in Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040528
eISBN:
9780252098963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040528.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Addie Wyatt's ascent within the newly merged Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America as well as the birth of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) ... More


Robert Knight and the origins of the Labour Party

Alastair J. Reid

in The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

Most previous accounts of the origins of the Labour Party have been one-sided in their focus on the socialist activists and in their portrayal of trade unionists as either gradually coming under ... More


Liberalism and socialism

Alastair J. Reid

in The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes the scattered writings of Robert Knight of the boilermakers' society. Given his widespread image as the most autocratic of the ‘Old Unionists’, he has consequently been almost ... More


The Politics of the National Service Act

L. V. SCOTT

in Conscription and the Attlee Governments: The Politics and Policy of National Service 1945–1951

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204213
eISBN:
9780191676154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204213.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter discusses the National Service Act and the history and diversity of Labour objections to conscription and to the situation that existed in government in the PLP from the autumn of 1946 ... More


The Public Man

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/9780853239444.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the life of David Shackleton as a public man. It highlights his arresting physical presence which led the press to give him the nicknames ‘the giant M.P.,’ ‘the Labour giant,’ ... More


Conclusions to Part III

Alastair J. Reid

in The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents conclusions to Part III, covering Chapters 11–14. It has long been evident that few late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British trade unionists were state socialists ... More


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

Keith Ewing and Conor Anthony Gearty

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762515
eISBN:
9780191695193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762515.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

It is widely believed that there was a golden age in which political freedom in Britain was protected by the rule of law, and by judges developing the common law in favour of individual liberty. This ... More


‘A Strange Field’: Region and Class in the Novels of Harold Heslop

John Fordham

in Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635092
eISBN:
9780748651924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635092.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies the political and literary work of the ‘miner writer’ Harold Heslop, whose works present another intermodern concern: community. It determines that the community of value found ... More


“With the Prophets of Old”: Working People’s Challenge to the Gilded Age Church

Heath W. Carter

in Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199385959
eISBN:
9780199385980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385959.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By the mid-point of the Gilded Age, Chicago’s working-class communities had become hotbeds of alternative Christianities. To be sure, many wage earners were faithful churchgoers who eschewed class ... More


Remembering the 1911 General Transport Strike in Liverpool

Sam Davies

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the efforts of academic historians and labor activists to remember and celebrate the centenary of the Liverpool Transport Strike of 1911, one of the most serious and prolonged ... More


Afterword II

Kamran Asdar Ali

in Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190656546
eISBN:
9780190848460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656546.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The second afterword to the book by Kamran Asdar Ali returns us to the city, and to the lives of Karachi’s working women and working classes. He draws on women’s poems, diaries, and memoirs to ... More


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