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This book shows the miners were right to take the action they did. They could have won a victory which would have raised the sights and confidence of the whole working-class movement.

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The only account in print of the origins of May Day, with highlights of its first century from around the world.

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A series of articles commemorating all aspects of the 1913 Dublin Lockout and its consequences.

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Gallacher gives a vivid account of the upheavals in Glasgow immediately following the war and describes the turbulent early years of the British Communist Party

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Published to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the 1983 election, Militant Liverpool: A City on the Edge draws from interviews with many of the key participants.

 

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A reprint of the main articles from the original 1988 pamphlet

 

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Land of Whose Fathers? takes the reader from the very start of the industrial revolution in Wales right up to the turn of the 21st century

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The Prison Officers' Association finally gained recognition in 1939, after decades of struggle. The story presented here is epitomised in the POA's historic slogan 'Unity is Strength'.

 

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The famous Wobbly poet, songwriter and organiser was executed in Salt Lake City on November 19, 1915. Foner conclusively demonstrates that Joe Hill was the victim of a colossal frameup.

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An epic firsthand account of women and labor in the early years of the 20th century. The fiery IWW, labor defense and Communist leader writes vividly of her early life

 

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Contains articles on the Leeds Gasworkers strike 1890, the Manningham Mills strike 1890-1, the Old Dog Strike 1909, the Yeadon lockout 1913 and the Leeds Corporation strike 1913.

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Peter Taaffe and Tony Mulhearn's book depicting the struggle of the Militant-led Liverpool City Council 1983-7 against the Thatcher governments cuts, which draws out numeorus lessons for future struggles.

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Facing probable redundancy in his mid-fifties, South Elmsall miner Arthur Wakefield, fought for jobs and communities throughout the great strike of 1984/85.

 

 

 

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Twenty years since the 84/85 miners' strike, this is the story of that bitter, year-long dispute is told through the memories of people from mining communities who took part in it.

 

 

 

 

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A Very British Strike draws on previously unpublished sources and contemporary accounts as well as research, building a picture of exaclty how and why the Strike began and ended less than two weeks later

 

 

 

 

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New updated edition of Seamus Milne's classic book on the secret war against the miners

 

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In July 1888, fourteen hundred women and girls employed by the matchmakers Bryant and May walked out of their East End factory and into the history books.
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Only 30 miners out of 2,000 from the Leicestershire coalfield struck against the pit closure programme. They became renowned as The Dirty Thirty.

 

 

 

 

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In January 1986, some 5,500 workers employed by four of Britain's national newspapers were sacked. Bad News tells the story of an ordinary group of people thrown into extraordinary circumstances, and how those circumstances affected their lives.

 

 

 

 

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This lavishly illustrated centenary account of the birth of the New Unionism brings to life one of the most important moments in labour history through the remarkable lives of those involved.

 

 

 

 

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Our Flag Stays Red is a unique account of communist and anti-fascist activity in London's East End in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Bryan Palmer tells the story of how Trotskyists, working in the largely nonunion trucking sector, led the drive to organize the unorganized and built an industrial union.

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The National Union of Railwaymen - 100 Years of Industrial Unionism

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The foundation of the Independent Labour Party in Bradford was a major turning point in the struggle for independent workers political representation.

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The stormy period after the first world war saw the police take strike action twice in 1918 and 1919. Iain Dalton's book discuss these events, their contexts and what we can learn from them for today's struggles.

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Striking Back tells the story of how a group of Dunnes Stores strikers in Ireland fought the establishment in solidarity with black workers under Apartheid.

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In the early nineteenth century, a mass movement developed among working-class and middle-class people, for universal manhood suffrage, annual parliaments and ‘the ballot’ i.e. a secret vote. The huge demonstration on St Peter’s Fields on the 16 August 1819 was the high point of the working-class part of this movement.

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