The TUC

From the General Strike to New Unionism

Authors: Taylor, R.

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Robert Taylor examines some of the most important personalities and events that shaped the Trades Union Congress during the twentieth century, from the General Strike of 1926 to the New Unionism of the 1990s. The study includes portraits of Walter Citrine, founder of the modern TUC, as well as Ernest Bevin, Arthur Deaking, Frank Cousins, George Woodcock, Vic Feather, Jack Jones, Len Murray, Norman Willis and John Monks.

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ROBERT TAYLOR is employment editor of the Financial Times. Previous books include The Future of Trade Unionism (1994) and The Trade Union Question in British Politics (1993).

Reviews

'...unlikely to be bettered.' - Paul Routledge, New Statesman

'Robert Taylor has achieved something unprecedented in the annals of trade union historiography. He has written a readable book on the TUC.' - Denis MacShane, Prospect

'Robert Taylor's chosen method of telling that story largely through the leading personalities is a shrewd formula. His narrative puts all the giants of the trade union movement on stage.' - Geoffrey Goodman, UCATT Building Worker

'One has only to read and re-read Taylor's gripping account of the battles over In Place of Strife to realize what opportunities were lost in the late 'sixties, and maybe the 'seventies, to re-develop trade unionism.' - Geoffrey Goodman, IPMS Bulletin

'The brothers who recently assembled for their 132nd Congress in Glasgow may well have longed to be rewarded with a more inspiring, or even encouraging, tale. Yet they could hardly have hoped for a better balanced ore more informative one.' - Anthony Howard, Sunday Times

'...a refreshing reminder of the contribution made to cililisation by some of the leading figures of this other - much maligned - institution.' - Jimmy Burns, The Tablet


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: The TUC — An Overall Assessment

    Pages 1-19

    Taylor, Robert

  • Walter Citrine and TUC Modernisation, 1926–1939

    Pages 20-75

    Taylor, Robert

  • Ernest Bevin, Walter Citrine and the TUC’s War, 1939–1945

    Pages 76-101

    Taylor, Robert

  • Trade Union Freedom and the Labour Movement: Arthur Deakin, Frank Cousins and the Transport and General Workers Union 1945–1964

    Pages 102-133

    Taylor, Robert

  • ‘What Are We Here For?’ George Woodcock and Trade Union Reform, 1960–1969

    Pages 134-165

    Taylor, Robert

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The TUC
Book Subtitle
From the General Strike to New Unionism
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59548-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230595484
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-93065-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-93066-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 299
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