First published in 1987. This examination of the career of John Wheatley indicates the way in which one Irishman – reared among Liberal and Radical coal miners and taught by Roman Catholic priests and nationalist leaders to regard obedience to the Catholic Church and promotion of Home Rule as the vital interests for Irish Catholics – became a Socialist and adapted his Radical political views and devotional Roman Catholic convictions to a Parliamentary and Catholic Socialism. This title will be of interest to scholars and students of British and Labour history.
Preface; Prologue; 1. John Wheatley: Youth in a Lanarkshire Mining Village 2. John Wheatley, the Glasgow Observer, and the Roman Catholic Milieu 3. The Founding of the Catholic Socialist Society, 1906-1907 4. The Catholic Socialist Debate, 1907 5. The Catholic Socialist Society: Controversy and Growth, 1907-1910 6. Catholic Socialism and Politics, Wheatley’s Early Political Career, 1910-1914; Epilogue; Appendices; Bibliography
This set of 44 volumes, originally published between 1924 and 1995, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the Labour Movement, including labour union history, the early stages and development of the Labour Party, and studies on the working classes. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of political history.