People’s history of Derbyshire Part I

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 in Derbyshire: The trend to the Luddism of the […]

People’s history of Derbyshire Part I

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 and the Strike Movement of 1824 3. Early Trades […]

People’s history of Derbyshire Part I

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” The Whigs dominated Derby politics throughout […]

People’s history of Derbyshire Part I

Chapter Five

Chapter 5: “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) […]

People’s history of Derbyshire Part I

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) […]

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) […]

People's history of Derbyshire Part IV

Chapter Eight

CHAPTER EIGHT                              CLASS WAR OR IMPERIALIST WAR?   THE DERBYSHIRE LABOUR MOVEMENT AND THE POLITICS OF 1914-1918   Illustration: graffiti made by conscientious objectors imprisoned in Long Eaton  1 The Unions at the outset of […]

People's history of Derbyshire Part III

Chapter Nine

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               […]

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 […]