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A History of British Trade Unionism - Henry Pelling

A History of British Trade Unionism

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Published: 14th April 1992
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The current debate about industrial relations cannot be understood without a knowledge of trade-union history. Dr Pelling's book, which has for several years been a standard work on the subject, has again been revised and updated to take account of recent research and to explain the course of events up to the Thatcher years, the miner's strike and the Employment Acts. The growth of white-collar unionism and the extension of women's rights are dealt with in the concluding chapters.

Preface to the Fifth Edition - Preface to the First Edition - List of Illustrations - Introduction - PART 1 THE EMERGENCE OF TRADE UNIONISM - The Setting - The Origins, to 1825 - High Hopes and Small Beginnings, 1825-60 - The Formation of a Pressure Group, 1860-80 - PART 2 THE CONSOLIDATION OF LABOUR - The Setting - New Unionism and New Politics, 1880-1900 - From Taff Vale to Triple Alliance, 1900-14 - War and the General Strike, 1914-26 - PART 3 PROBLEMS OF NATIONAL INTEGRATION - The Setting - Slump and Recovery, 1926-39 - Power with Responsibility, 1939-51 - On the Plateau, 1951-62 - The Struggle Against State Intervention, 1962-70 - The Industrial Relations Act and the Social Contract, 1970-9 - On the Defensive: 1980-91 - Conclusion - Statistical Table - Further Reading - Index

ISBN: 9780333577660
ISBN-10: 0333577663
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: 14th April 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised