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Blind workers against charity : the National League of the Blind of Great Britain and Ireland, 1893-1970

Author: Matthias Reiss
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Palgrave studies in the history of social movements.
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The National League of the Blind was the first radical self-represented group of visually impaired people in Britain, with branches in every part of the United Kingdom. Founded in 1893, it registered as a trade union in 1899 and still exists today as part of the trade union 'community'. From the very beginning, the League campaigned vehemently to make the state solely responsible for providing training, employment  Read more...
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Reiss, Matthias, 1968-
Blind workers against charity
(DLC) 2015001316
(OCoLC)898925093
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthias Reiss
ISBN: 9781137364470 1137364475
OCLC Number: 908639106
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. New Union or Poor People's Movement? Building the National League of the Blind --
2. 'Justice not Charity': Framing the Message --
3. Mutually Exclusive Principles? Trade Unionism and Charity --
4. The Limits of Radicalism: Politics and Protest in the 1920s and 30s --
5. Success at Last? The League and the Consolidation of the Welfare State --
6. A Changing Relationship: The League and Charity in the Post-War Era.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the history of social movements.
Responsibility: Matthias Reiss.

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Founded in 1893, the National League of the Blind was the first nationwide self-represented group of visually impaired people in Britain. This book explores its campaign to make the state solely  Read more...

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