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Organised Labour

An Introduction to Trade Unionism, 1st Edition

By G. D. H. Cole


196 pages

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First published in 1924. This book provides a balanced picture of Trade Unionism as it was in the 1920s. The study opens with a brief outline of Trade Union history, before examining Trade Unions’ structure, its place in government, and the internal issues that Trade Unions faced. Organised Labour will be of great interest to students and scholars of labour and political history.

Table of Contents

Preface; Note on Books; 1. Historical Introduction 2. The Structure of Trade Unionism 3. The Government of Trade Unionism 4. Internal Trade Union Problems 5. Trade Unions at Work 6. Trade Unionism and the State; Appendices; Index

About the Author

George Douglas Howard Cole (25 September 1889 - 14 January 1959) was an English political theorist, economist, writer and historian. As a libertarian socialist he was a long-time member of the Fabian Society and an advocate for the co-operative movement.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General