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The winter of discontent : myth, memory, and history

Author: Tara Martin López
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, [2014]
Series: Studies in labour history (Liverpool University Press), 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A reassessment of the myth of the British 'Winter of Discontent', 1978-79, from the perspective of those involved, in particular, grassroots activists and the growing number of female activists.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James Callaghan; Margaret Thatcher; James Callaghan; Margaret Thatcher
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Martin López
ISBN: 9781781380291 1781380295
OCLC Number: 879599696
Description: xii, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Foreword by Sheila Rowbotham --
Introduction --
1. Ghosts of the past: Myth and the Winter of Discontent --
2. The Winter of Discontent: Causes and context --
3. The floodgates open: The strike at Ford --
4. 'The Second Stalingrad': The road haulage strikes --
5. Freezers of corpses and sea burials: The Liverpool gravediggers' strike --
6. Unseemly behaviour: Women and Local Authority strikes --
7. 'Celia's gate' and the strikes in the NHS --
8. Crosscurrents: Myth, memory, and counter-memory --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Studies in labour history (Liverpool University Press), 4.
Responsibility: Tara Martin López.
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