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Ben Tillett
Portrait of a Labour Leader

ISBN 9781138331716
Published May 12, 2020 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1982. To study Tillett’s career is to study the modern British labour movement in its formative stages. His rhetoric and activities cast light upon some of the most important periods in labour history. In this book, not only the career of this remarkable and mercurial man is analysed, but our knowledge of the wider scene in which he played so major a role is increased. This title will be of interest to scholars and students of political history.

Table of Contents

Preface;  Introduction;  1. Early Years in Bristol and London  2. The Liberal Working Man, 1887-8  3. The New Unionist, 1888-90  4. The Socialist New Unionist, 1890-2  5. The Employers’ Counter-offensive: Bristol and Hull, 1892-3  6. Discord in the Labour Movement, 1893-9  7. ‘Cooing Dove/Stormy Petrel’, 1899-1910  8. The Agitator Redux, 1910-14  9. The Agitator as Patriot, 1914-18  10. One of the ‘Old Guard’, 1918-23;  Conclusion;  Bibliography;  Index

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Jonathan Schneer is Professor of British History at Georgia Tech and the author of a number of highly acclaimed books on British history including London 1900- The Imperial Metropolis, The Thames- England's River and The Balfour Declaration, which won the National Jewish Book Award. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.