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Dictionary of Labour Biography
Volume XI
 
 
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09 Sep 2003
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The Dictionary of Labour Biography has an established and outstanding reputation as a reference and research tool for scholars of nineteenth and twentieth century Btitish history. Volume XI, under new editors, builds on this record. Scholarly and original essays on individuals are complemented by essays on related and often neglected topics. Each entry is written by a specialist and contains a thorough bibliography. The dictionary covers a wide range of periods, backgrounds and political traditions, and incorporates the most recent historiographical developments within the field. In particular Volume XI emphasises the contributions of women and the multi-nationality of the British labour movement. Attention is paid to Labour members who sided with Ramsay MacDonald in 1931 and became hidden from labour history. The volume also draws on the revolution in Communist studies that followed the opening of Russian archives.


Description

The Dictionary of Labour Biography has an established and outstanding reputation as a reference and research tool for scholars of nineteenth and twentieth century Btitish history. Volume XI, under new editors, builds on this record. Scholarly and original essays on individuals are complemented by essays on related and often neglected topics. Each entry is written by a specialist and contains a thorough bibliography. The dictionary covers a wide range of periods, backgrounds and political traditions, and incorporates the most recent historiographical developments within the field. In particular Volume XI emphasises the contributions of women and the multi-nationality of the British labour movement. Attention is paid to Labour members who sided with Ramsay MacDonald in 1931 and became hidden from labour history. The volume also draws on the revolution in Communist studies that followed the opening of Russian archives.


Reviews

Reviews of previous volumes:

Volume II
'The real lasting value of this splendid book chiefly derives from the decision of its compilers to dig far deeper than the top layer of national personalities in labour's history. Here are countless, moving elegiac pieces on those local men and women who played such a crucial part in the growth of working-class politics and trade unionism.' - Professor Stephen Koss, Times Literary Supplement

Volume IV
'The series as a whole must be required reading for postgraduates embarking on research in Labour history - not only for the biographies, but also for the bibliographical information.' - Dr C.J. Wrigley, Economic History Review

Volume VI
'The Dictionary becomes more valuable as it progresses...the work remains a monument to scholarship and the British people.' - Professor E. J. Hobsbawm, New Society

Volume VIII
'The Dictionary of Labour Biography continues on its course (the first volume appeared in 1972) and with each successive volume becomes more and more valuable. There is a scholarly excitement in picking up each new tome and looking to see how many old friends are in, how many have yet to appear, and what new names (some quite obscure or provincial) one will meet. This eighth volume is no disappointment, containing as it does a good deal on 1790-1848 radicalism as well as on the 1880-1914 classical period of labour history. The Dictionary is of course far more than a collection of biographical entries. It is a huge pot-pourri of labour, socialist, radical and popular history.' - Professor J.F.C. Harrison, Labour History Review


Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes to Readers
List of Contributors
List of Bibliographies and Special Notes
Biographies
Consolidated List of Names in Vols I-XI
General Index


Authors

KEITH GILDART is a Research Fellow in Labour History at the University of York. He has published articles and taught courses on British labour history. His first book was North Wales Miners; A Fragile Unity, 1945-1996 (2001).

DAVID HOWELL teaches Politics at the University of York and has written extensively on the history of the British labour movement. His most recent book is MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931.

NEVILLE KIRK is a labour and social historian. Hist past work includes Labour and Society in Britain and the USA. He is currently working on themes in UK-Australian history. His forthcoming work Comrades and Cousins: Globalisation, Workers and Labour Movements in Britain, The United States and Australia will be published in 2003.