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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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Martin-López
ISBN: 9781781380291 1781380295
OCLC Number: 951122004
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm.
Contents: DedicationAcknowledgementsForeword by Sheila RowbothamIntroduction1. The Ghosts of the Past: Myth and the Winter of Discontent2. Winter of Discontent:Causes and Context3. The Floodgates Open: The Strike at Ford4. 'The Second Stalingrad:' The Road Haulage Strikes5. 'Freezers of Corpses and Sea Burials:' The Liverpool Gravediggers' Strike6. Unseemly Behaviour: Women and Local Authority Strikes7. 'Celia's Gate' and Strikes in the National Health Service8. Crosscurrents of Memory: Myth, Memory, and Counter-Memory9. ConclusionBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Studies in labour history (Liverpool University Press), 4.
Responsibility: Tara Martin-López ; foreword by Sheila Rowbotham.

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