This overview of Irish labour history serves both as an introduction for the general reader and as a synopsis for the specialist. Its basic concern is to outline the course of labour history, to illustrate the different phases of its chronology and to determine the forces behind its development. It also investigates some of the most persistent questions surrounding the history of labour in Ireland including why labour marginalized in disaffected 19th-century Ireland and why nationalism presented such a problem in the 20th century? This book looks at these, and other, issues in detail. Among these are the change in emphasis from craft unions to general unions in the early 20th century, the development of trade unions in the early 20th century and the relationship between trade unionism and nationalism. In particular this book broadens the definition of labour, arguing that the traditional focus on conventional trade unions is hopelessly inadequate. Instead, this book attempts to set the history of Irish labour in the context of mainstream political and economic trends.
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Book Description Gill & Macmillan Ltd, 1992. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89071576
Book Description Gill & Macmillan Ltd, U.S.A., 1992. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Near mint, slight shelf wear. Ships airmail from Berlin Bookshop e3. Bookseller Inventory # 0017e3
Book Description Gill and Macmillan, Dublin, 1992. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. xiv, 270 pages. 215x140mm. Original publisher's pictorial card covers. A pioneering overview of Irish labour history that serves both as an introduction to the general reader and a synopsis for the specialist. A fine copy without any damage, library stamps, inscriptions or other markings. Bookseller Inventory # 002344