By Peter Ackers, Alastair J. Reid (eds.)
This e-book poses an important revisionist problem to twentieth century British labour background, aiming to appear past the Marxist and Fabian exclusion of operating category adventure, significantly faith and self-help, that allows you to exaggerate ‘labour circulate’ category team spirit. rather than a ‘forward march’ to secular state-socialism, the examine provided here's dedicated to a wealthy range of social pursuits and concepts. during this number of essays, the editors determine the liberal-pluralist culture, with the next chapters masking 3 detailed sections. half One, ‘Other varieties of organization’ covers matters akin to alternate unions, the Co-operative get together, women’s group activism and Protestant Nonconformity. half , ‘Other Leaders’, covers company Edward Cadbury; Trades Union Congress chief Walter Citrine; and the electricians’ chief, Frank Chapple. half 3, ‘Other Intellectuals’, considers G.D.H. Cole, Michael younger and left libertarianism by way of Stuart White. Readers attracted to the British Labour circulate will locate this a useful resource.
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However, from the middle of the century onwards that position was challenged, as their power was seen as both threatening the greater good and placing unacceptable restraints upon the freedom of the individual. It was in this later period that the trade unions’ embrace of two strands of British political culture became especially clear: on the one hand, the deep roots trade unions enjoyed in experiences of voluntary organization and association that went back before the industrial revolution and to the work of the guilds; on the other, the belief in the freedom and rights of individuals against the power of corporate life that was also part of legal tradition.
See K. Minogue, The Liberal Mind (Indianapolis, 2000), p. 9. 58. Clegg, ‘The Oxford School of Industrial Relations’, Warwick Papers in Industrial Relations, No. 4. 59. Cole, Guild Socialism Re-stated (London, 1920). 60. 124, Campbell and McIlroy argue that labour historians have to deal with ‘complexity, contradiction and contingency’, but we fear yet more variations on a tired, old theme. 61. J. Hobsbawm, Age of Extremes. The Short Twentieth Century, 1914–1991 (London, 1994). 62. Middlemas, Politics in Industrial Society (London, 1979).
Feldman and J. 261–80. 53. State socialists were disillusioned by the repeated failure of the East End working class to be revolutionary: see G. Stedman Jones, Outcast London. 337–49. 54. A. Trocchi, Sigma Portfolio no. Littlewood, Joan’s Book. 707. 55. Laing. Laing. 121–40. 56. Dench et al. (eds), Young at Eighty. The Prolific Public Life of Michael Young (Manchester, 1995), pp. 1–7; L. 203–24. 57. See K. Minogue, The Liberal Mind (Indianapolis, 2000), p. 9. 58. Clegg, ‘The Oxford School of Industrial Relations’, Warwick Papers in Industrial Relations, No.
Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain: Other Worlds of Labour in the Twentieth Century by Peter Ackers, Alastair J. Reid (eds.)