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

I INTRODUCTION
1
II THE BEGINNINGS THE PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY AND THE PHILANTHROPIC HERCULES
4
III THE SPINNERS UNION AND THE UNION OF TRADES
14
IV THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF LABOUR
30
V THE MOVEMENT IN YORKSHIRE FACTORY SLAVERY
46
VI THE YORKSHIRE TRADES UNION
56
VII SECRECY AND UNLAWFUL OATHS
70
VIII THE SHORT TIME MOVEMENT AND THE FACTORY ACT OF 1833
76
XI THE END OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF LABOUR
96
XII THE BUILDERS UNION
101
XIII THE SOCIETY FOR NATIONAL REGENERATION
109
XIV THE DERBY TURNOUT
115
XV THE GRAND NATIONAL CONSOLIDATED TRADES UNION
122
XVI THE TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS AND THE ABOLITION OF THE OATH
127
XVII THE STRUGGLE IN THE NORTH
137
XVIII THE FALL OF THE GRAND NATIONAL TRADES UNION THE AFTERMATH
144

IX THE STRUGGLE IN YORKSHIRE 1833
83
X THE GRAND MORAL UNION OF THE PRODUCTIVE CLASSES
90
APPENDICES
159
INDEX
211

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