Comrade or Brother? : The History of the British Labour Movement
'The book stands comparison with A.L.Morton's 'People's History' and G.D.H. Cole's 'Common People'. But it is more than just this. It is in a real sense a history for our own times.' Professor John Foster, University of Paisley
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 135 x 215 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
- 01 Nov 1993
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Introduction Part One 1789-1850: Industrialisation- Crisis and Struggle: 1. Economic and Political Background, 2. The Impact of the French Revolution, 3. Post War Radicalism 4. The Age of Chartism. Part Two 1850-1920: The Workshop of the World: 5. Economic and Political Background, 6. Trade Unions, Politics and Labour Aristocracy, 7. The Rise of a Mass Labour Movement, 8. Socialist Politics, 9.Labour, Shop Stewards Movement and the First World War. Part Three: Readjustment:10. Economic and Political Background 1920-1951 11. Labour Government and Unemployment 12. Trade Unions, the General Strike and the Aftermath 13. The Labour Movement, Fascism, Anti-Fascism and War 14. War and Peace 15. The Workers and the Labour Movement Forgotten; Conclusion.
About Mary Davis
Mary Davis is Professor of Labour History at London Metropolitan University. She has written widely on labour and women's history, most recently Sylvia Pankhurst (Pluto, 1999) and Comrade or Brother? (Pluto, 2009).