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A labour history of Ireland, 1824-2000

Author: Emmet O'Connor
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press ; Chester Springs, PA : U.S. distributor, Dufour Editions, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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This is a new edition of Emmet O'Connor's classic and pioneering work on Irish labour history, providing an introduction for the general reader and a synopsis for the specialist.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emmet O'Connor
ISBN: 9781906359560 1906359563
OCLC Number: 776792560
Notes: Distributor from label on cover, p. [4].
Description: xviii, 329 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue; ONE: For Trade and Parliament, 1824-48; TWO: Atrophy: The Unmaking of the Irish Working Class, 1849-88; THREE: New Unionism and Old, 1889-1906; FOUR: Larkinism and Easter Week, 1907-16; FIVE: Syndicalism, 1917-23; SIX: Unfinished Business, 1924-39; SEVEN: The Chronic Made Acute, 1939-45; EIGHT: Labour in Twain, 1946-59; NINE: Avoiding the Issue: Northern Labour, 1920-64; TEN: Modernism, 1960-87; ELEVEN: Liberalism and Neo-Liberalism, 1987-2000; TWELVE: Unity or Rights? Navigating the Northern Crisis, 1965-2000; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Emmet O'Connor.

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