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The general strike of 1926

Author: Keith Laybourn
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1993.
Series: New frontiers in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Laybourn, Keith.
General strike of 1926.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)647394194
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Laybourn
ISBN: 0719038642 9780719038648 0719038650 9780719038655
OCLC Number: 28424596
Description: x, 161 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Debates; not "out of a clear blue sky" - the long-term causes of the general strike; the 1925 coal crisis and the nine-month respite; "the wonderful response and the organisation we had" - the nine days; the settlement; the return to work and the problem of the coal lock-out; the consequences of the General Strike - a watershed in industrial relations?.
Series Title: New frontiers in history.
Responsibility: Keith Laybourn.

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