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The Women and Men of 1926

A Gender and Social History of the General Strike and Miners’ Lockout in South Wales

Distributed for University of Wales Press

The Women and Men of 1926

A Gender and Social History of the General Strike and Miners’ Lockout in South Wales

In The Women and Men of 1926 Sue Bruley recounts the social history of the mining communities in south Wales during the 1926 lockout. Relying on hitherto unpublished oral testimony as well as other archival material, Bruley investigates how households coped with the lockout and assesses the impact that it had on gender relations. Individual chapters consider topics such as school canteens, miners’ lodges, recreational activities, picketing, and politics.


224 pages | 19 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2010

History: British and Irish History


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“Bruley has written a significant work that builds on a ’new mining history’ that seeks to move beyond the parameters of leaders, organizations, and national perspectives. Overall,the book is a moving and impressive analytical study of coalfield society in a period of intense industrial conflict.”

Journal of British Studies

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Map of the South Wales Coalfield

1. Introduction
2. Gender and Family
3. Collective Eating and Public Authorities 
4. Having Fun, Getting By and Outside Help
5. Women, Politics and Pickets
6. Defeat, Aftermath and Legacy
7. Last Word

Notes
Appendix: Biographical Notes
Bibliography
Index

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