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A lark for the sake of their country : the 1926 General Strike volunteers in folklore and memory

Author: Rachelle Saltzman
Publisher: Manchester University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachelle Saltzman
ISBN: 9781526130655 1526130653
OCLC Number: 1028791178
Awards: Winner of Wayland D. Hand Prize for Outstanding Book in Folklore and History 2012 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
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 Saltzman.

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