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The general strike of 1926

by Keith Laybourn

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Published by Manchester University Press, Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin"s Press in Manchester, New York, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General Strike, Great Britain, 1926.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-156) and index.

    StatementKeith Laybourn.
    SeriesNew frontiers in history
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD5365.A6 L39 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 161 p. ;
    Number of Pages161
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1418338M
    ISBN 100719038642, 0719038650
    LC Control Number93028180

    Description: Examines the reasons for the General Strike and its significance for British society, focusing on events such as "Black Friday" and on the constitutional issues raised. The book argues that the strike was inevitable but asserts that it was not the disaster that it is often presented as being. Exploring the myths and legends which surround Churchill's role in the General Strike this places his involvement in the events of that year within the context of his views of sympathy strikes from before the Great War. The continuing importance of these views is shown to explain the marked contrasts between Churchill's approach to the General Strike in May and his efforts to find a.

    A lark for the sake of their country: The General Strike volunteers in folklore and memory. In this Book. Additional Information. A lark for the sake of their country: The General Strike volunteers in folklore and memory; Rachelle Saltzman ; Book. The book argues that the strike was inevitable but asserts that it was not the disaster that it is often presented as being. The General Slocum Steamboat Fire of Ellen V. LiBretto — Juvenile Nonfiction.

    The fundamental aim of this book is to provide a gendered history of the General Strike and Miners' Lockout of This topic necessitates a detailed account of gender relations before, during and after the Lockout and this must necessarily be grounded in the more general social history of the dispute. The British general strike: an economic interpretation of its background and its significance by Scott Nearing British General Strike, (Historical Association. General series, no. 82) by Margaret Morris The General Strike by Margaret Morris.


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) (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : John Gilbert (b. ) Murray. In Maythe print unions were called to join the General Strike, effectively silencing the press. 90 years later, this month’s resource from the GNM Archive looks at how newspapers and.

strike that led to the general strike of Churchill offered no remedy except the cultivation of strict economy, extending even to the armed services. Churchill viewed the general strike as a quasi-revolutionary measure and was foremost in resisting a negotiated settlement.

He leaped at the opportunity of editing the. In The Women and Men of Sue Bruley recounts the social history of the mining communities in south Wales during the lockout. Relying on hitherto unpublished oral testimony as well as other archival material, Bruley investigates how households coped with the lockout and assesses the impact.

Published in by Aberdeen People's Press, this book gives a local account of the British general strike of and how it played out in Aberdeen, Scotland. Interestingly the text is critical of the TUC and Labour party whereas most accounts outwith libertarian circles are not.

It lasted twice the length of the General Strike. Until the strikes occurred in Russia, the strike had involved more workers than any the world had seen. It started in a comparatively small area of south-east Lancashire, in Stalybridge.

It engulfed towns and industrial villages east of Manchester, and then Manchester itself. But what happened during this benchmark strike in the s, and just how big was it. The strike was called by the TUC for one minute to midnight on 3. Tom Watson, Labour deputy leader, who said on Wednesday morning that “most trade unions will tell you it [the general strike] was an absolute failure for the working class,” definitely didn’t.The General Strike of was the largest industrial dispute in Britain's history.

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) called the strike to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for coal miners. It took place over nine days, from 4 May until 12 May A general strike is when a group of workers from different industries all stop work in support of each other to win certain demands.

This would bring the country to a halt and make it very hard for the Government to resist giving in to their demands.

The general strike of was mainly for the miners; they had low pay and worked long hours.