Labour and Working-Class Lives: Essays to Celebrate the Life and Work of Chris Wrigley

John Shepherd, Keith Laybourn

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Published: 15-10-2019


This collection of essays deals with the latest research on British labour history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It has been written by leading British historians, such as Ken Brown, Malcolm Chase and Matthew Worley, in honour of Professor Chris Wrigley

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British labour history has been one of the dominating areas of historical research in the last sixty years and this book, written in honour of Professor Chris Wrigley, offers a collection of essays written by leading British labour historians of that subject including Ken Brown, Malcolm Chase and Matthew Worley. It focuses upon trade unionism, the co-operative movement, the rise and fall of the Labour Party, and working-class lives, comparing British labour movements with those in Germany and examining the social and political labour activities of the Lansburys. There is, indeed, some important work connected with the cultural developments of the British labour movement, most obviously in the essay written by Matthew Worley on communism and Punk Rock.

Additional information

Dimensions 156 × 234 mm
Page Count 288