Histories of Labour

National and International Perspectives

Edited by Joan Allen, Alan Campbell, John McIlroy

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These specially commissioned essays by labour historians of international repute provide a complete survey of the global trajectory of labour history. Authoritative and well-researched, these essays consider the early labour history traditions as well as the new conceptions of class, gender, ethnicity, culture, community, and power. The contributors analyse key debates, question dominant paradigms, acknowledge minority critiques, and consider future directions. This book will be of interest to historians of working-class political parties and organizations, to students of trade unions and industrial conflict, and to social scientists interested in social and political protest.

Alan Campbell

Alan Campbell is Honorary Senior Fellow and formerly Reader in Labour and Social History at the University of Liverpool. A long-standing member of the Executive Committee of the Society for the Study of Labour History, he is the Society's Chair.

Joan Allen

Joan Allen, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Newcastle, is currently an editor of Labour History Review.

John McIlroy

John McIlroy is Professor of Employment Relations at Middlesex University Business School. He is Secretary for the Study of Labour History.