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The great labour unrest: rank-and-file movements and political change in the Durham coalfield

The great labour unrest: rank-and-file movements and political change in the Durham coalfield

Mates, Lewis H. author; Manchester University Press, publisher

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Published Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Lewis H. Mates
ISBN: 0719090687, 1784997595, 1784998036, 9780719090684, 9781784997595, 9781784998035
Note: Description based on print record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Made available via: manchesterhive.
Language note: In English.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 311 pages) : illustrations, map; digital, PDF file(s).
System: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.
Series: Manchester Political Studies
Subject: Economics, finance, business and management.; Durham Miners' Association.; Great Britain Politics and government.; Coal miners Labor unions England Durham (County) History.; Industrial relations Government policy Great Britain History.; History & Archaeology History History: specific events & topics Industrialisation & industrial history.; Industry and industrial studies.
Alternative Title: Great labor unrest
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2016. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.


  1. 1. Historiographical introduction
  2. 2. Structures, agents and the ILP's high tide
  3. 3. The Eight Hours Act and the Eight Hours Agreement in the Durham coalfield
  4. 4. 'Not exactly the millennium': the minimum wage campaign
  5. 5. 'A capitalistic piece of legislation': the launch of the Durham Forward Movement and the syndicalists' high tide?
  6. 6. 'Trade union questions were now political questions': Defeats, victories and new strategies
  7. 7. Conclusion
  8. Index.