Fighting Back

Fighting Back : The Politics of the Unemployed in the Great Depression

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Work for the dole is not a new idea. It was introduced in Victoria in 1932 and became one of the battlegrounds of the politics of unemployment. In this important and topical study, Charles Fox shows that far from being apathetic, unemployed workers were active, organised and remarkably successful in their aims. The Great Depression may be little remembered now, but old Depression attitudes remain with more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 142.2 x 213.4 x 20.3mm | 408.24g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522849016
  • 9780522849011

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""Fighting Back" asserts a bold claim for the rights of citizenship on behalf of Australia's dispossessed." --"Australian Historical Studies"show more

About Charlie Fox

Dr Charles Fox has been teaching in the History Department of the University of Western Australia since 1989, having studied and taught for several years in the History Department at the University of Melbourne. His previous books include Australians at Work (1989) with Marilyn Lake; Working Australia (1991) (winner of the 1992 Keith Hancock History Prize); Historical Refractions (1994); and Under Blue Skies (1996).show more

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