Attempts at General Union

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 1, 2010 - Political Science - 232 pages
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This volume traces the attempts made after the Napoleonic Wars to link up all the numerous local and sectional Trade Societies into a single comprehensive ‘General Trades Union’ – attempts which culminated in the short-lived Grand National Consolidated Trades Union formed under Robert Owen’s influence in 1833. Based on materials not previously used by historians, this book throws new light on the development of Trade Unionism, particularly in the North of England, during these critical years.

  

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Great short history of the 1833-34 trade union movement. Worth a go.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE BEGINNINGSTHE PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY AND THE PHILANTHROPIC HERCULES
3
THE SPINNERS UNION AND THE UNION OF TRADES
8
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF LABOUR
16
THE MOVEMENT IN YORKSHIREFACTORY SLAVERY
24
THE YORKSHIRE TRADES UNION
29
SECRECY AND UNLAWFUL OATHS
36
THE SHORT TIME MOVEMENT AND THE FACTORY ACT OF 1833
39
THE BUILDERS UNION
53
THE SOCIETY FOR NATIONAL REGENERATION
57
THE DERBY TURNOUT
60
THE GRAND NATIONAL CONSOLIDATED TRADES UNION
64
THE TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS AND THE ABOLITION OF THE OATH
67
THE STRUGGLE IN THE NORTH
72
THE FALL OF THE GRAND NATIONAL TRADESUNIONTHE AFTERMATH
76
APPENDICES
83

THE STRUGGLE IN YORKSHIRE 1833
43
THE GRAND MORAL UNION OF THE PRODUCTIVE CLASSES
47
THE END OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF LABOUR
50

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