History: Book Series

Studies in Labour History

Studies in Labour History

Series Editor:

{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang2057{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fcharset0 Microsoft Sans Serif;}} \viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs17\par }

  • Early Trade Unionism

    Fraternity, Skill and the Politics of Labour

    By Malcolm Chase

    Once the heartland of British labour history, trade unionism has been marginalised in much recent scholarship. In a critical survey from the earliest times to the nineteenth century, this book argues for its reinstatement. Trade unionism is shown to be both intrinsically important and to provide a…

    Paperback – 2017-07-14
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Centuries of Child Labour

    European Experiences from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century

    By Marjatta Rahikainen

    Most historical studies of child labour have tended to confirm a narrative which witnesses the gradual disappearance of child labour in Western Europe as politicians and social reformers introduced successive legislation, gradually removing children from the workplace. This approach fails to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-29
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Transnational Labour History

    Explorations

    By Marcel van der Linden

    There has been a growing recognition amongst scholars that labour historians need to look beyond national borders in order to place the history of the working classes into a much broader context than has hitherto been the case. Whilst studies focused on individual countries are essential, it is…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Towards a Comparative History of Coalfield Societies

    By Andy Croll

    Edited by Stefan Berger

    Few areas of labour history have received as much attention as the coal industry, with miners often finding themselves at the centre of studies on working-class political and industrial history. Yet whilst much has been written about the struggles of miners and their unions in particular countries,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Women and Work Culture

    Britain c.1850–1950

    By Louise A. Jackson

    Edited by Krista Cowman

    Women's work has proved to be an important and lively subject of debate for historians. An earlier focus on the pay, conditions and occupational opportunities of predominantly blue-collar working-class women has now been joined by an interest in other social groups (white-collar workers, clerical…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Jewish Workers and the Labour Movement

    A Comparative Study of Amsterdam, London and Paris 1870-1914

    By Karin Hofmeester

    During the late nineteenth century, many Jewish workers and intellectuals considered their integration into the general labour movement as a good way to counter the double disadvantage they suffered in society as Jews and workers. Whilst in Amsterdam this process encountered few obstacles, it was…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Contested Sites

    Commemoration, Memorial and Popular Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

    By Paul A. Pickering, Alex Tyrrell

    The second half of the nineteenth century witnessed a new phenomenon in public monuments and civic ornamentation. Whereas in former times public statuary had customarily been reserved for 'warriors and statesmen, kings and rulers of men', a new trend was emerging for towns to commemorate their own…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Social Relations in the Estate Villages of Mecklenburg c.1880–1924

    By Simon Constantine

    Research on late nineteenth and early twentieth century German society has concentrated overwhelmingly on life in the cities. By contrast, and despite the fact that almost one third of Germans were still working in agriculture as late as 1914, Germany's rural society remains relatively unexplored.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • The NUM and British Politics

    Volume 2: 1969–1995

    By Andrew Taylor

    This book is the second of two volumes examining the place of the National Union of Mineworkers in post-war British politics. Covering the years 1969 to 1995, it charts reactions to the pit closures programme of the late 1950s and 1960s and the development of the NUM's reputation as the union that…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Gender and Rural Modernity

    Farm Women and the Politics of Labor in Germany, 1871–1933

    By Elizabeth B. Jones

    By the end of the First World War, women's labor was viewed by contemporary observers as fundamental to the survival of family farms in Germany and consequently to the nation's economic and social stability. At the same time, however, the overburdening of farm women sparked increasingly…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • The NUM and British Politics

    Volume 1: 1944-1968

    By Andrew Taylor

    From its formation in 1944, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was one of the most powerful and important players on the British political and industrial stage. Whilst the nation relied upon coal for its electricity production, domestic heating and railway transportation, the miners and their…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Female Labour Power: Women Workers’ Influence on Business Practices in the British and American Cotton Industries, 1780–1860

    By Janet Greenlees

    Britain and America were the first two countries with mechanised cotton manufacturing industries, the first major factory systems of production and the first major employers of women outside of the domestic environment. The combination of being new wage earners in the first trans-national industry…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Working Out Gender

    Perspectives from Labour History

    Edited by Margaret Walsh

    Working out Gender brings together leading scholars and young researchers to examine the various ways in which gender is currently being used in labour history. Having been a dynamic and contentious category of historical analysis since the mid 1980s gender continues to incite much debate. This…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • The Invisible Woman

    Aspects of Women's Work in Eighteenth-Century Britain

    By Isabelle Baudino, Jacques Carré

    Most social historians writing about working women in pre-nineteenth century Britain have tended to concentrate on fairly large groups, such as factory workers or domestic servants, often in an attempt to reach some conclusions regarding their standards of living and social position. Another…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • English Farmworkers and Local Patriotism, 1900–1930

    By Nicholas Mansfield

    This new study looks at the ways in which the years surrounding the First World War shaped the lives of the rural workforce in Britain and how the patriotism unleashed by the war was used by those in power to blur class divisions and build conservative attitudes in rural communities. Using the area…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Regulating Health and Safety in the British Mining Industries, 1800–1914

    By Catherine Mills

    This book explores the emergence and growth of state responsibility for safer and healthier working practices in British mining and the responses of labour and industry to expanding regulation and control. It begins with an assessment of working practice in the coal and metalliferous mining…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • The Foundations of the British Labour Party

    Identities, Cultures and Perspectives, 1900-39

    Edited by Matthew Worley

    Interest in the Labour Party remains high, particularly following the unprecedented election of a third successive Labour government and amidst the on-going controversies that surround the New Labour project. Increasingly, the ideological basis of the Labour Party has come under scrutiny, with some…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History