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Women and the labour movement in Scotland : 1850-1914

Author: Eleanor Gordon
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1991.
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This study of working women in Scotland in the period 1850-1914 focuses particularly on women working in Dundee's jute industry, integrating labour history and the history of gender. The author  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Gordon
ISBN: 0198201435 9780198201434
OCLC Number: 802641129
Description: 312 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Abbreviations; Introduction; Women's employment in Scotland 1850-1914; The Trade Union Movement in Scotland; Women, Trade Unionism, and Industrial Militancy 1850-1890; The mill, the factory and the community in Dundee's jute industry 1860-1914; Disputes in Dundee's jute industry; Women and Trade Unionism 1890-1914; Women and working-class politics 1900-1914; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Eleanor Gordon.


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One of the startling results of Eleanor Gordon's research is that, far from being passive in the work place, women in Scotland, especially in the textile industries, were vigorous in their pursuit of Read more...

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