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A lark for the sake of their country : the 1926 general strike volunteers in folklore and memory

Author: Rachelle Hope Saltzman
Publisher: Manchester (GB) : Manchester University Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lark for the sake of their country tells the tale of the upper and middle-class 'volunteers' in Great Britain's 1926 General Strike. -- .

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachelle Hope Saltzman
ISBN: 9780719079771 0719079772
OCLC Number: 842394386
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 214-252. Index.
Awards: Winner of Wayland D. Hand Prize for Outstanding Book in Folklore and History 2012 (United States)
Description: 1 vol. (XXVI-262 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface1. Introduction: folklore, memory, and the volunteers of 19262. Building Jerusalem: The General Strike as social drama3. Social distinctions, social actions among the upper and middle classes4. Fides est servanda: keeping the faith5. Images of the volunteers: media versus memory6. Humours of the Great Strike7. The volunteers' farewell: closing rituals, genteel ironies8. From ethos to mythos: the General Strike and Britishness9. 1926 and all that . . . : Britishness and the volunteersBibliography Index -- .
Responsibility: Rachelle Hope Saltzman.
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