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'Rats and revolutionaries' : the labour movement in Australia and New Zealand 1890-1940

Author: James Bennett
Publisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 2004.
Series: Otago history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, James Bennett looks at the emerging labour movements in the two countries from 1890 to 1940. It formed almost a 'trans-Tasman world of labour', with individuals and institutions making 'trans-national' connections, entering each other's realm through strikes, compulsory arbitration, industrial otganisation, conscription and the Depression. He also paints a more general picture of common experience,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bennett, James, 1964-
Rats and revolutionaries'.
Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 2004
(OCoLC)654821518
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Bennett
ISBN: 1877276499 9781877276491
OCLC Number: 57347428
Description: 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : reciprocal amnesia --
1. Strikes, depression and trans-Tasman organisation --
2. Whites only policy --
3. Compulsory arbitration and ideological divisions --
4. The path to industrial warfare --
5. War, conscription and revolution --
6. Communist party relations and international connections --
7. Australasian patterns of industrial organisation --
8. The Depression and protest --
9. Labour parties, orthodoxy and the Depression --
10. Radicalism and political dissent --
11. Reinventing labour.
Series Title: Otago history series.
Responsibility: James Bennett.
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"In this book, James Bennett looks at the emerging labour movements in the two countries from 1890 to 1940. It formed almost a 'trans-Tasman world of labour', with individuals and institutions making 'trans-national' connections, entering each other's realm through strikes, compulsory arbitration, industrial otganisation, conscription and the Depression. He also paints a more general picture of common experience, witgh the rise of labour movements in each country at the end of the nioneteenth century, inspired by northern hemisphere ideas aqnd individuals, and the election of labour governments in the twentieth century.

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