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Dictionary of Labour Biography

Volume XIV

Editors: Gildart, Keith, Howell, David (Eds.)

  • Brings together a range of specialist authors to comment upon the most important figures in the Labour movement from a variety of periods and backgrounds
  • Engages with and reinforces recent historiographical developments in the field of labour history
  • Emphasises the ethnic and national diversity of the British labour movement and neglected political traditions
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About this book

The Dictionary of Labour Biography has an outstanding reputation as a reference work for the study of nineteenth and twentieth century British history. Volume XIV maintains this standard of original and thorough scholarship. Each entry is written by a specialist drawing on an array of primary and secondary sources. The biographical essays engage with recent historiographical developments in the field of labour history. The scope of the volume emphasises the ethnic and national diversity of the British labour movement and neglected political traditions. 

About the authors

Keith Gildart is Professor of Labour and Social History at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He has published widely on the British Labour movement. He is the author of North Wales Miners: A Fragile Unity, 1945-1996 (2001). His most recent book is Images of England through Popular Music: Class, Youth, and Rock ‘n’roll,1955-76 (2013).

David Howell is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of York, UK. He has written extensively on the Labour Party and the trade union movement. He is the author of MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis, 1922-1931 (2002). His most recent book is Mosley and British Politics 1918-32: Oswald’s Odyssey (2015).

Reviews

“The Dictionary becomes more valuable as it progresses. It remains a monument to scholarship and the British people.” (Professor Eric Hobsbawm)

“A fascinating picture of the richness and diversity of the British labour tradition.” (The Times)

“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...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)

“The Dictionary is now well established as a central source for details of careers and bibliographic information.” (Dr H.C.G. Matthew, English Historical Review)

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Biographies

    Howell, David

    Pages 1-314

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45743-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45742-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dictionary of Labour Biography
Book Subtitle
Volume XIV
Editors
  • Keith Gildart
  • David Howell
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45743-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-45743-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45742-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 346
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