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Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements

Blind Workers against Charity

The National League of the Blind of Great Britain and Ireland, 1893-1970

Authors: Reiss, M.

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About this book

Founded in 1893, the National League of the Blind was the first nationwide self-represented group of visually impaired people in Britain. This book explores its campaign to make the state solely responsible for providing training, employment and assistance for the visually impaired as a right, and its fight to abolish all charitable aid for them.

About the authors

Matthias Reiss is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter, UK. He has published widely on the experience of marginalised groups in history, such as the unemployed, prisoners of war and African Americans. His current research focuses on street protest and social movements from the nineteenth century to the present.

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“The book highlights both the strengths and weaknesses of the League’s approach, documenting its successes and the compromises it had to make along the way. … by shifting the lens from charity to activism it has the potential to build a bridge between disability and labour history that may suggest new approaches to those working in these areas … .” (Shurlee Swain, Labour History, Issue 110, May, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reiss, Matthias

    Pages 1-13

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  • New Union or Poor People’s Movement? Building the National League of the Blind

    Reiss, Matthias

    Pages 14-45

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  • ‘Justice not Charity’: Framing the Message

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    Pages 46-67

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  • Mutually Exclusive Principles? Trade Unionism and Charity

    Reiss, Matthias

    Pages 68-95

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  • The Limits of Radicalism: Politics and Protest in the 1920s and 1930s

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    Pages 96-122

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eBook 66,99 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-36446-3
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Softcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-47330-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Blind Workers against Charity
Book Subtitle
The National League of the Blind of Great Britain and Ireland, 1893-1970
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36447-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137364470
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36446-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47330-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 259
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