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United We Stand By Alastair J. Reid

United We Stand
by Alastair J. Reid

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United We Stand: A History of Britain's Trade Unions by Alastair J. Reid

Previous histories of the British trade unions have tended to treat the working class as a single entity. This gave workers' identity a coherence and dignity, but it also made them separate from and excluded from the rest of British society. In this highly original and absorbing new book Alastair Reid discards this entire model, preferring to see working people' as integral to British society as a whole. Looking both at individual workers and their fates and at the often vast organisations that have represented them, Alastair Reid, in this fundamentally important book, shows how unions have throughout the modern era always been a crucial element in British life and that all governments have - whether they like it or not - had to develop policies to deal with them.

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About Alastair J. Reid


Alastair J Reid is Fellow and Lecturer at Girton College, Cambridge. His previous titles include Social Classes and Social Relations in Britain, 1850-1914 and A Short History of the Labour Party 11th Edition

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GOR001426151
United We Stand: A History of Britain's Trade Unions by Alastair J. Reid
Alastair J. Reid
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2005-04-07
496
0140247890
9780140247893
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