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People's history of Derbyshire Part III

Defence or Defiance - a Peoples' History of Derbyshire: Part III Outline:

Chapters 9 to 12 cover the periods from the First World War to the General Strike (Chapter 9), the strike itself (Chapter 10), the Depression years (Chapter 11: 1927-39), and the Second World War (Chapter 12)
 
CHAPTER NINE: REFORM OR REVOLUTION? CLASS POLITICS 1918-25

1 The 1918 general election
 
2 The revolutionary period 1919-21
 
3 Battles on the economic front - from the war to the early twenties
i) The engineering industry
ii) General and Municipal Workers
iii) Printing and paper workers
iv) The mining industry
v) The railway industry
vi) Teachers
vii) Police unionism
viii) Co-operative and other distributive workers
ix) The builders labourers union
x) The textile industry
xi) The Workers Union
xii) Agricultural workers
xiii) Boot and shoe operatives
xiv) Painters
xv) Public services and professional workers
 
4 Battles on the political front
i) political radicalism in the early Twenties
ii) the Co-operative movement and Labour politics
 
5 Unemployment and the depression 1921-25
i) the textile industry
ii) the Workers Union
iii) the mining industry
iv) the building trade
v) the NUVB
vi) the engineering industry
vii) the Transport and General Workers Union
viii) the railway industry
 
6 Unemployed Struggles 1920-25
 
7 Electoral battles 1921-2S
 
8 References
 
 
CHAPTER 10
 
“NO SIGNS OF WEAKENING” –  THE GENERAL STRIKE OF 1926 IN DERBYSHIRE
“There were no signs of weakening. On the other hand more workers were coming out and joining the strike.” Report of the Derby Trades Council on May 12th 1926 at the end of the General Strike.
 
1   “Class fear’ or “magnificent generation”? - the stage is set
2   “Hamlet without the Prince” - the strike in Derbyshire at the beginning
3   From “soakie to a “gold mounted fountain pen” - the miners battle on
4   “The miners could have won a wage reduction without Thomas’ help - by way of an epilogue
5   Appendix - Calendar of key events: April to May 1926
6   Chapter 10 References
 
 
CHAPTER 11           DEPRESSION AND DEMORALISATION
 
            (1)       Mond-Turnerism: political and non-political unionism                   
 
            (2)       The Workers Union and the TGWU (1927 - 1932)                             
 
            (3)       Unemployed Struggles (1927 - 1929)                                                                       
                                         
            (4)       Social Conditions in the thirties                                                
 
            (5)       The 1932 Kinder Scout trespass                                                          
 
            (6)       The Left and the unemployed                
 
                     (i)           The United Front                                                               
                     (ii)           The Unemployed Act                                                      
 
            (7)       The thirties – a political decade                                                 
 
            (8)       The unions gain renewed confidence
The TGWU                                                                           
The engineering industry                                                           
Railway trades unionism                                                            
                                                Mining                                                                                              
                                                The NASOHSPD painters                                                           
                                                Textile Workers                                                                  
                                                The leather, boot and shoe industry                                        
                                                The pottery industry                                                                     
                                                The draughtsmen                                                             
           
            (9)       The decade in retrospect                                                                     
         
           (10)     References     

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1 Chapter Twelve
2 Chapter Eleven
3 Chapter Ten
4 Chapter Nine
5 Outline of Part III