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Guide to Communist Biographies

Guide to Communist Biographies Read individual Communist Biographies in this section of this site, covered in hundreds and hundreds of thousands of words! Work on newly researched biographies is on-going and suggestions, new information, additions, […]

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Chapter One

                                                        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 […]

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Site Guide

What’s on this site? Original works of Graham Stevenson – books, pamphlets, articles and speeches. (1) The single largest information resource is `A Compendium of Communist Biographies’, an `encyclopaedia’ of mainly deceased (but not all) Communist Party […]

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Chapter Two

                                                             CHAPTER TWO                                                "REBELLION IN DERBYSHIRE"          1. Luddism in Derbyshire                            2. The Knitters’ Union after Luddism                  3. The Pentrich Provocation of 1817                   4. Notes and references                                 Luddism […]

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Chapter Three

                                                          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 […]

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Chapter Six

                                                       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 […]