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United we stand : a history of Britain's trade unions

Author: Alastair J Reid
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Allen Lane, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"United We Stand is a highly original and fundamentally important history of how working people in Britain, from the eighteenth century to the present, have sought to improve their position in an often harsh world."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair J Reid
ISBN: 0713997583 9780713997583
OCLC Number: 55691149
Description: xvii, 470 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. From medieval guilds to modern trade unions --
Pt. 1. The 1770s to the 1820s --
2. Local organization among the assembly workers --
3. Problems of organization among the process workers --
4. Trade unionists and extra-parliamentary radicalism --
Pt. 2. The 1820s to the 1870s --
5. Financial centralization among the assembly workers --
6. State intervention among the process workers --
7. Trade unionists and popular liberalism --
Pt. 3. The 1870s to the 1920s --
8. National bargaining among the assembly workers --
9. Union recognition among the process workers --
10. New organizations among the general workers --
11. Trade unionists and the origins of the Labour Party --
Pt. 4. The 1920s to the 1970s --
12. Shop-floor bargaining among the assembly workers --
13. Industrial decline among the process workers --
14. Federal organization among the general workers --
15. Trade unionists and labour in power --
16. The end or a new beginning?
Responsibility: Alastair J. Reid.
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