People's history of Derbyshire Part III

Chapter Twelve

CHAPTER TWELVE  A PEOPLE’S WAR – A PEOPLE’S PEACE?   The Derbyshire Labour Movement: 1939-1945   For some, the summer of 1939 was a complex contradiction of international turmoil and domestic idyll. The TGWU District […]

Peoples' history of Derbyshire Part II

Chapter Seven

CHAPTER SEVEN “THE WORKERS’ MOVEMENT TAKES ITS OWN COURSE” 1)  Out with the old – in with the new a) Social Conditions – 1890 to 19 b) The growth of industrial militancy 1911-1 914   2)  i) […]

People's history of Derbyshire Part IV

Chapter Thirteen

CHAPTER 13   THE MODERN ERA 1945-70    I     The overall political and economic situation                       2     The Labour Government’s economic policy 1947-50 3     The Cold War and the labour movement in Derbyshire           4     Political […]

People's history of Derbyshire Part III

Chapter Ten

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.” [1] […]

People's history of Derbyshire Part III

Chapter Eleven

CHAPTER 11 1927-1939  1 Mond-Turnerism: political and non-political trades unionism   After the General Strike a new spirit, a compromising one, dominated the unions. In a newspaper article, George Hicks of the Bricklayers, the 1927 […]