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Miners on Strike

Class Solidarity and Division in Britain

by Andrew J. Richards

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Berg Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Demonstrations & protest movements,
  • Labour economics,
  • Social groups & communities,
  • Strikes,
  • Work & labour,
  • c 1970 to c 1980,
  • c 1980 to c 1990,
  • Labor unions,
  • Great Britain,
  • Technology,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Mining,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - General,
  • Political Science / Labor & Industrial Relations,
  • Coal mining,
  • Strikes and lockouts,
  • 20th century,
  • Coal miners,
  • History,
  • National Union of Mineworkers,
  • Political activity

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8623205M
    ISBN 101859731775
    ISBN 109781859731772

      The gunfight in downtown Matewan on , had all the elements of a high-noon showdown: on one side, the heroes, a pro-union sheriff and mayor; on the other, the dastardly henchmen of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Within 15 minutes, ten people were dead—seven detectives, two miners and the : Lorraine Boissoneault.   The Miners' Strike in Films and Books The UK miners' strike was the background for the critically acclaimed film Billy Elliot. Several scenes powerfully depict the chaos at the picket lines, clashes between armies of police and striking miners, and the shame associated with crossing the picket line.

    In addition to being the most bitter industrial dispute the coalminers' strike of /5 was the longest national strike in British history. For a year over , members of the National Union of Mineworkers, their families and supporters, in hundreds of communities, battled to prevent the decimation of the coal industry on which their. Alaska Miners Vote on Strike. Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. See the article in its original context from Octo , Section BOOK ART-RADIO-BOOKS, Page 15 .

    An article in the New York Times ridiculed Mitchell’s efforts: “The strike itself, so far as the miners are concerned, is evidently a practical failure The present condition is simply unbearable.” Reverend Dr. Parkhurst of New York had a different opinion: “[Mitchell’s] willingness to leave the question with a disinterested. Miners' Strike in Nottinghamshire - The Diary of John Lowe. likes. John Lowe was at the forefront of the fight for jobs during the miners’ strike Followers:


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Miners on Strike by Andrew J. Richards Download PDF EPUB FB2

“In eight succinct chapters Andrew Richard charts the complexity and resilience of class solidarity in that momentous year. [ ] the richness of the book is that it really does look at the rank and file miners and how they and their families interpreted the strike and its significance for their lives and those of their friends.”Cited by: When contrasted with their dramatic strike victories of andthe shattering industrial defeat suffered by British miners in has been seen as Waged with complete unity, the strikes of and brought the miners substantial material gains, contributed to the downfall of a government, and reinforced the National Union of Mineworkers' position at the.

It was the union that broke the reactionary no-strike pledge in World War II. In the early s, the corrupt and violent bureaucracy was Miners on Strike book, and the new leadership fought for benefits for victims of black lung, gave workers the right to vote on contracts, and established the right to stop work if a mine was unsafe.5/5(1).

Miners on strike: class solidarity and division in Britain - Andrew John Richards - Google Books When contrasted with their dramatic strike victories of andthe shattering industrial. Miners on Strike by Andrew J. Richards,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(3).

The Miners' Strike book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Inmining communities all over Britain fought a year-lon 2/5(3).The Miners and the Strike That Could Have Won book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.5/5(1). Even veteran Mirror journalist Geoffrey Goodman, whose book The Miners' Strike is dedicated to British miners, argued that the refusal of the leadership to hold a strike ballot eventually finished.

Read any book on the ''85 Miners' Strike and this one is invariably in the bibliography, cited throughout, and even here and there referred to as the 'definitive' account; and yet it seems to have slipped under Amazon's radar/5(4).

Written by Ian Macgregor the man who was tasked at ending the long crippling stike by the Miners. Is one sided as he was appointed by Mrs Thatcher to end the strike and bring the miners to heel.

She was riding high with the winning of the Falklands war of and all that stopped her was Skargill and the Miners/5(15). Anniversary of the Miners' Strike.

likes 9, talking about this. This page has been created to spread the word and respark the flame created by the heroic struggle of the miners Followers: 99K.

books about the miners strike. The book, which I've only got a quarter of the way through, has plenty of interesting facts (though some should be questioned), as well as plenty of uninteresting ones, but is full of terrible leftist crap which in the current climate of the shit coming down from the UK (and almost every other) State expresses.

This book is a chronology of the police tactics in the first five months of the Miner's Strike and the strikers' reactions to them. It has moderate shelf wear, especially along the spine, tanning around the edges but the book itself is in very good condition.

The miners strike of will always be remembered in British working class history as the most significant turning point in the power relationship between the working class organisations of the trade unions, and the state representing the interests of the privileged minority in the late twentieth century.

Harold Heslop's novel The Gate of a Strange Field is set during the strike, and described the events from the viewpoint of striking miners. [28] Ellen Wilkinson's novel Clash focuses on a woman activist's involvement with the Strike.

Nevertheless, theminers, their families, communities and supporters deserve to be made central to any discussion of that year. Each of these works, in different ways, does this.

Each also engages with themes that have relevance beyond the strike itself. J ames Clarke’s sprawling debut novel, a family saga set during the miners’ strike ofcan be clumsy and cliched, but it is an ardent, energetic piece.

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Martin Adeney, John Lloyd. Routledge & Kegan Paul, - Coal Strike, Great Britain, - pages. Upon the government’s reluctance to take immediate measures, miners went on strike, refusing to load a German ship on August 3rd The miners managed to take over and keep control of the island for 15 days, until a police regimen arrived in Serifos on August 21st with a clear order: to squash the miners’ riot no matter what.

Get this from a library. Miners on strike: class solidarity and division in Britain. [Andrew John Richards] -- The miners' strike in Britain in /85 was marked by internal division, in contrast to those of andwhich brought the miners substantial material gains.

This book considers the outcomes. After the strike, British socialist and journalist Paul Foot wrote this powerful brief history of the struggle as an introduction to a collection called Blood, Sweat and Tears: Photographs from the.Andrew J. Richards' book, Miners on Strike, dedicated a chapter to how unusual it was in for a large-scale strike to be launched in protest at job cuts.

In Britain, trade unions had traditionally launched strikes for claims on wage rises and rights at .In addition to being the most bitter industrial dispute the coalminers' strike of /5 was the longest national strike in British history.

For a year overmembers of the National Union of Mineworkers, their families and supporters, in hundreds of communities, battled to prevent the decimation of the coal industry on which their livelihoods and communities depended.