The Atlas seeks to be wider in scope than standard trade union and labour histories, examining the character of protest, both its changing nature and its continuities, and setting the whole armoury of aggressive and defensive tactics available to workers in a wider context of community struggles and developing trade unionism. The role of employers and their associations and the changing stance of the state to the legitimacy of trade unions will also be considered. We aim to set these aspects in a geographical context so that new questions will be asked and novel insights gained - values that were consistently highlighted in the reviews of the companion volume 'An Atlas of Rural Protest in Britain 1548-1900'.
Preface - Introduction - SECTION A: 1750-1850; A.Randall & A.Charlesworth - Industrial Protest: 1750-1850 - Strikes and Popular Protest in Gloucestershire, 1756-66 - The London Sailors' Strike of 1768; R.Sheldon - Protests over Cotton Machinery in Lancashire, 1768-1779 - Protests against Machinery in the West of England Woollen Industry, 1776-1802 - The Luddite Disturbances, 1811-12 - The Disturbances of 1826 in the Manufacturing Districts of the North of England; D.Walsh - The General Strike of 1842 - SECTION B: 1850-1900; H.Southall - Industrial Protest: 1850-1900 - The Records of Industrial Protest - Lock-outs and National Bargaining in the Engineering Industry, 1852 and 1897-8 - The Nine-hours Movement of 1871 - The Revolt of the Field, 1872-4 - The Strike at Bryant and May's Match Factory East London, July 1888; G.Rose - Organising the Unskilled: the 1889 Dock Strike - The Coal Lock-out of 1893; C.Wrigley - The Early May Days 1890, 1891 and 1892; C.Wrigley - SECTION C: 1900-1939; D.Gilbert - Industrial Protest: 1900-39 - The Geography of Strikes, 1900-39 - The General Strike of 1926 - The Miners' Lock-out of 1926 - Little Moscows and Radical Localities - The National Hunger Marches, 1921-36 - Jarrow Crusade of 1936 - The Harworth Dispute of 1936-7 - SECTION D: 1940-85; C.Wrigley - Industrial Protest: 1940-85 - The Geography of Strikes, 1940-93; D.Gilbert - Coal Disputes, 1940-45 - Unofficial Dock Strikes and 1945-51 Labour Governments; J.Phillips - Strikes in the Motor Car Manufacturing Industry - The Winter of Discontent: the Lorry Drivers' Strike, January 1979 - The 1984-5 Miners' Strike
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