SHARE

Labour and working-class lives

Essays to celebrate the life and work of Chris Wrigley

Edited by Keith Laybourn and John Shepherd

Labour and working-class lives
Hardcover -
  • Price: £90.00
  • ISBN: 9781784995270
  • Publish Date: Apr 2017
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Buy Now £90.00

    Delivery Exc. North and South America

    Buy

    Delivery to North and South America

    Click Here to Buy from Your Preferred Bookseller
    Paperback +
  • Price: £90.00
  • ISBN: 9781526143655
  • Publish Date: Oct 2019
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Buy Now £90.00

    Delivery Exc. North and South America

    Buy

    Delivery to North and South America

    Click Here to Buy from Your Preferred Bookseller
    eBook +
  • Price: £90.00
  • ISBN: 9781526100115
  • Publish Date: Apr 2017
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Buy Now £90.00

    Delivery Exc. North and South America

    Buy

    Delivery to North and South America

    Click Here to Buy from Your Preferred Bookseller

    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9527-0
    • Pages: 288
    • Price: £90.00
    • Published Date: April 2017

    Description

    British labour history has been one of the dominating areas of historical research in the last sixty years and this book, written in honour of Professor Chris Wrigley, offers a collection of essays written by leading British labour historians of that subject including Ken Brown, Malcolm Chase and Matthew Worley. It focuses upon trade unionism, the co-operative movement, the rise and fall of the Labour Party, and working-class lives, comparing British labour movements with those in Germany and examining the social and political labour activities of the Lansburys. There is, indeed, some important work connected with the cultural developments of the British labour movement, most obviously in the essay written by Matthew Worley on communism and Punk Rock.

    Contents

    Chris Wrigley: a tribute
    Professor the Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield, FBA
    Chris Wrigley: a personal reflection
    Professor Margaret Walsh
    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    Keith Laybourn and John Shepherd
    1 George Howell, the Webbs and the political culture of early labour history
    Malcolm Chase
    2 The appointment of Herbert Gladstone as Liberal Chief Whip in 1899
    Kenneth D. Brown
    3 A question of neutrality? The politics of co-operation in northeast England, 1881-1926
    Joan Allen
    4 Transforming the unemployed: trade union benefits and the advent of state policy
    Noel Whiteside
    5 The trade union contribution to the British Labour Party
    Andrew Thorpe
    6 The disaffiliation crisis of 1932: the Labour Party, the Independent Labour Party (ILP) and the opinion of ILP members
    Keith Laybourn
    7 Voices in the wilderness? The Progressive League and the quest for sexual reform in British politics, 1932-59
    Janet Shepherd
    8 Working-class culture in Britain and Germany, 1870-1914: a comparison
    Dick Geary
    9 Women at work: activism, feminism and the rise of the female office worker during the First World War and its immediate aftermath
    Nicole Robertson
    10 'We never trained our children to be socialists': the next Lansbury generation and Labour politics 1881-1951
    John Shepherd
    11 Comrades in bondage trousers: how the Communist Party of Great Britain discovered punk rock
    Matthew Worley
    12 Must Labour lose? Lessons from post-war history
    Kevin Jefferys
    A select list of the publications of Chris Wrigley

    Editors

    Keith Laybourn is Professor of History and the Diamond Jubilee Professor of the University of Huddersfield

    John Shepherd is Visiting Professor of Modern British History at the University of Huddersfield and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

    Labour and working-class lives

    Edited by Keith Laybourn, John Shepherd

    Hardcover £90.00 / $140.00

    Paperback £21.00 / $30.95

    Or buy from your preferred bookseller:

    Amazon Waterstones Blackwells Bookshop

    Newsletter Sign Up

    Manchester University Press
    Close

    Your cart is empty.

    Total
    Select your shipping destination to estimate postage costs

    (Based on standard shipping costs)

    Final cost calculated on checkout
    Checkout
    Promotional codes can be added on Checkout