Defence or Defiance: Part I

Outline of Part I

Defence or Defiance - a Peoples' History of Derbyshire:

Outline of Part I, Chapters 1 to 6

 
CHAPTER ONE: THE EARLY DAYS
 
1. Introduction
 
2. 17th Century Democrats
 
3. The crowd in action
 
4. Lead Mining in Derbyshire
 
5. From Guild to Union
 
6. The Woolcombers
 
7. Framework Knitting
 
8. Cotton Mills
 
9. The Stockingmakers' Association
 
10. The French Revolution and its Aftermath
 
11. References
 
 
CHAPTER TWO: REBELLION IN DERBYSHIRE
 
1. Luddism in Derbyshire                  
 
2. The Knitters' Union after Luddism        
 
3. The Pentrich Provocation of 1817         
 
 
 
CHAPTER THREE: UNIONS DURING & AFTER THE COMBINATION LAWS
 
1. The Law, Society and the Unions
 
2. The Textile Industry
 
 i) Child Labour
 ii) Adult Labour and the Strike Movement of 1824
 
3. Early Trades Unions in Derbyshire
 
 i) The Hatters, Brushmakers and the Tramping System
 ii) The Horse-nail Makers' Society of Belper
 iii) Journeymen Tailors
 iv) Tinplate Workers
 v) Blacksmiths
 vi) China Clay Workers
 vii) Building
 ix) Coach Making
 x) Foundry Workers
 xi) The National Association for the Protection of Labour
 
4. Chapter 3 Notes and References
 
 
CHAPTER FOUR: THE 'SPRING TIDE' OF TRADES UNIONISM
Countdown to the Reform Act of 1832, the GNCTU and the Derby Turnout of 1833-4
  
1. "Blackguard villains of that now radical town" 
2. The Martyrs of River Street
3. Appendices
4. Notes and references
 
 
CHAPTER 5: CHARTISM - “Peaceably, If We Can - Forcibly, If We Must": trades unions, the working class and Chartism in Derbyshire in the struggle for economic and political liberty.
 
1 The Birth of the Charter (1839)
2 Chartism's Second Phase (1840-42)
3 The Final Phase -  Decline of Chartism and Growth of Unionism (1843-66) 
4 Epilogue   
5 Chapter 5 Notes and References      
 
 
CHAPTER SIX: THE GOLDEN AGE OF EMPIRE - DERBYSHIRE TRADES UNIONISM 1848-1890
 
 
1 SUPER-PROFITS MEAN SUPER-WAGES
   A new generation of professional trades unionists
 
 
2 "DOING AWAY WITH PUBLIC-HOUSE CLUB HOUSES"
    The demise of the tramping system (1850-1913)
 
 
3 "DIVIDEND WAS NOT THE ALPHA AND OMEGA OF THE (CO-PERATIVE) MOVEMENT"
    The birth and growth of Co-ops in Derbyshire (1850-890)
 
 
4 TRADE UNIONS IN DERBYSHIRE (1848-1890)
(i)         Nail making
(ii)        Coach building
(iii)       Cotton and Silk Textile Workers
(iv)      Lacemaking
(v)       Building
(vi)      Coalmining
(vii)     Railways
(viii)    Engineering
(ix)      Agricultural Workers
 
 
5 Notes and References