Cloth $90.00 ISBN: 9780708318201 Published September 2004 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780708321867 Published April 2009 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Industrial Politics and the 1926 Mining Lockout

The Struggle for Dignity

John McIlroy, Alan Campbell, and Keith Gildart

Industrial Politics and the 1926 Mining Lockout
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John McIlroy, Alan Campbell, and Keith Gildart

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334 pages | 5-3/4 x 8-3/4
Cloth $90.00 ISBN: 9780708318201 Published September 2004 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780708321867 Published April 2009 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

The seven-month British national mining lockout of 1926 was one of the most important European industrial disputes of the twentieth century. It not only came to symbolize the defeat of the labor movement in the interwar years, but it also cast a long shadow over industrial relations in the mining industry and epitomized the predicament of British miners in the early decades of the century. Industrial Politics draws on new methodological perspectives that have emerged in recent labor studies in order to comprehensively survey this event at the national, local, and regional levels, and makes a significant contribution to the social and political history of the industrial working class.

Planet
“This study, with its original approach, makes fascinating reading . . .” –Planet
Tribune

“This volume of essays provides a welcome contribution to our understanding of the history of the miners between the wars. It is scholarly and judicious, but often passionate, disputatious and eloquent…” –Tribune

THES

“It is rare to come across a book as truly pioneering as Industrial Politics and the 1926 Mining Lockout . . . all the contributions are good and some are ground-breaking . . . This book is essential for anyone interested in Britain’s 20th-century industrial politics . . .” –THES

History Workshop Journal

“. . . the firm focus of this volume on the lock-out rather than the strike is path-breaking . . . The tragedy of 1926 is marvellously evoked in this meticulously researched, well written collection.” –History Workshop Journal

British Journal of Industrial Relations

“The editors successfully orchestrate an impressive group of specialists to provide in-depth analysis that never neglects the importance of individuals . . . broadly conceived, argumentative and clear . . .” –British Journal of Industrial Relations

Chris Wrigley

“This is a valuable addition to the literature and an enjoyable and interesting read. It provides the first detailed, analytical and scholarly examination of a key episode in British trade union, social and political history. This study brings out the short and long term consequences of the coal lockout with in-depth area studies as well as thematic expositions of the role of mineowners, women, the police and the Communist Party.” –Chris Wrigley, Professor of Modern British History, University of Nottingham

Richard Hyman

“The seven months of the miners’ lock-out have been overshadowed by the nine days of the general strike. This rich analysis of the longer dispute documents the heroism and endurance but also the complexity of the struggle. It provides a powerful account of miners and their leaders striving against the odds to control their own destiny.” –Richard Hyman, Professor of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics

Richard Price

“This book has three outstanding strengths. First, it places the general strike of 1926 in the context of the miners' lockout. Second, it recovers the personal histories of the lockout; the tragedies and the heroics of ordinary people struggling for decent wages and conditions against the indecent forces of history. And third, it demonstrates the importance of the collective memory of the lockout for the wider history of industrial politics in Britain. Not until the demise of coal miners and the coal industry after 1984 did the experience of 1926 cease to resonate throughout the politics of twentieth century Britain.” –Richard Price, Professor of British History, University of Maryland

Contents
Introduction: 1926 and all that
John McIlroy, Alan Campbell and Keith Gildart

PART ONE: Protagonists
What kind of crisis, what kind of ruling class?
John Foster
Chronology; Fighting the legions of hell
John McIlroy and Alan Campbell
Class warriors: the coalowners
Quentin Outram

PART TWO: Coalfields
South Wales
John McIlroy
North Wales
Keith Gildart
Scotland
Alan Campbell
Lancashire
Stephen Catterall
Nottinghamshire
John McIlroy

PART THREE: Issues
Women
Sue Bruley
Police
Stephen Catterall
Revolutionaries
John McIlroy
Finale: A view from a new century
John McIlroy 
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