"Industrial Politics" is a significant contribution to the social and political history of the industrial working class in 1926, drawing on new methodological perspectives that have emerged in recent years relating to the study of labour. The seven-month national mining lock-out of 1926 was one of the most important industrial disputes of the twentieth century. It came to symbolize the defeat of the labour movement in the interwar years, casting a long shadow over industrial relations in the mining industry, and epitomizing the predicament of British miners in the early decades of the century. However, despite its massive impact on the lives of so many, unlike the General Strike, the 1926 lock-out has attracted relatively little scholarly interest.
A"This volume offers a detailed study of one of the major disputes in twentieth-century British history. The thirteen contributions provide a comprehensive survey of the lockout at national, regional and local levels.A" International Review of Social History Vol. 51 Part 3A"This is a book that celebrates defiance and resistance but which also concentrates upon strategic questions at the heart of making and remaking the working class. Nothing could be timelier, either in Britain or here in Australia.A"Robert Bollard, Victoria University, Labour History, Number 91
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st April 2009
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.522