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CLASS AND GENDER IN BRITISH LABOUR HISTORYCLASS AND GENDER IN BRITISH LABOUR HISTORY
Renewing the Debate (or starting it?)

Edited by Mary Davis

Published March 2011

CUSTOMS IN COMMONCUSTOMS IN COMMON
by E.P. Thompson

First Merlin Press paperback edition

Published March 2010
UNKNOWN MAYHEWUNKNOWN MAYHEW
Selections from the Morning Chronicle 1849-50
by Henry Mayhew
Edited and Introduced by E.P. Thompson & Eileen Yeo

Published December 2009

New in paperback
THE MAKING OF A LONDON SUBURBTHE MAKING OF A LONDON SUBURB
Capital Comes to Penge
by Martin Spence

Published Autumn 2007
JOSEPH COWEN AND POPULAR RADICALISM ON TYNESIDEJOSEPH COWEN AND POPULAR RADICALISM ON TYNESIDE
1820-1900
by Joan Allen

Published Autumn 2007
CUSTOM AND CONFLICT IN 'THE LAND OF THE GAEL'CUSTOM AND CONFLICT IN 'THE LAND OF THE GAEL'
Ballachulish, 1900-1910
by Neville Kirk

Now in Paperback: Spring 2009
JOSEPH ASHBY OF TYSOE JOSEPH ASHBY OF TYSOE
A Study of English Village Life

by M.K. Ashby

With an introduction by E. P. Thompson
A vivid depiction of English country life set in Warwickshire from 1859 to 1919. "the best piece of village history since .. Hammond's 'Village Labourer' with an advantage: it is largely biography and autobiography "J. W. Robertson Scott
214x 135mm 323pp
085036180X
1974 Paperback

Price:16.95



WORKING THE NATION WORKING THE NATION
Working Life and Federation 1890-1914
Edited by Mark Hearn and Greg Patmore

Essays from Australia's leading historians, exploring the changing lives of Workers and the impact of the creation of the Federation of Australia. Was Australia a worker's paradise in the years leading up to the First World War? How did workers influence the politics and culture of the nation? The book is organised by key theme: the role of the state, employer-employee relations, wages and arbitration, gender, race, culture and individual experience.
B/w illus, 215x137mm, vii+345pp
0850365066
2002 Paperback

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Price:16.95



THE CONVICTS OF THE ELEANOR THE CONVICTS OF THE ELEANOR
Protest in Rural England, New Lives in Australia

by David Kent and Norma Townsend

This book focuses on the men of the convict transport Eleanor who arrived in NSW in 1831. They were all from the counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and were transported for their part in the Swing riots - the great agricultural uprising of 1830-31. This episode which touched thirty counties and has been called 'the last peasants' revolt' led to more than 480 people being sent to Australia ('the largest single group in the history of transportation' (George Rude). The men on the Eleanor who made up 30% of the Swing transportees. Part I of the book deals with the men of the Eleanor in their English setting, Part II with their experiences as convicts and free men in New South Wales. The chapter headings below give a clear indication of the contents of each chapter and the focus of the book on ruined and then reconstructed lives.

'... an ably researched and well written study.' Australian Journal of Political Science

'Based on sound scholarship and exemplary use of orgininal sources, this comprehensive, well-written account amply fulfils the authors' aim of recovering the full experience of lives divided by exile'. - Citatgion for the award of the John and Patricia Ward Prize, one of four major literary prizes in the New South Wales Premier's History Awards.

ISBN. 085036504X
2002 Paperback
Rights: Australia - Pluto Australia
Rest of the World - Merlin Press

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Price:16.95



COMRADES AND COUSINS COMRADES AND COUSINS
Globalization, Workers and Labour Movements in Britain, the USA and Australia from the 1880s to 1914

by Neville Kirk

The focus rests upon organised labour's attitudes and practices towards class, race and politics in Britain, Australia and the USA during the era of 'new imperialism', 1880s-1914. The book teases out similarities and differences among nations.
It will appeal to all those interested in the past, present and future of the labour movement and other progressive causes in an increasingly globalised context.

"The reader will come away with a good overview of the three labour movements during this period" Red Pepper
"a highly skilled piece of historical writing which has, at its heart a very close and detailed understanding of the nature of labour, capital and workers consciousness in the late 19th century and early 20th centuries. As such, it contributes to the method of comparison, the field of labour history, and the burgeoning field of migration studies. It deserves a wide readership among scholars among these and other fields of enquiry". Labour History Review.
"It is an excellent example of the kind of work we need if we are to refocus our attention on the broad sweep of Atlantic and imperial history, instead of its minutiae" Labor History (USA)
"this essay is one that no historian of race can afford to ignore." Labour History (Australia)
"It is an excellent example of the kind of work we need if we are to refocus our attention on the braod sweep of Atlantic and imperial history, instead of its minutiae" Labor History (USA)
"each essay is intensively researched and tightly argued, a boon to scholars and teachers of labor, social, imperial, and comparative history. The book's appearance in an affordable format suits it for classroom use, as dies its broad scope." Albion

ISBN. 0850365155
2003 Paperback

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Price:15.95



WORKING IN METAL WORKING IN METAL
Management and Labour in the Metal Industries of Europe and the USA 1890-1914

Chris McGuffie

Traces the history of the dramatic transformation of industrial life at the beginning of the century in four countries - Britain, France, Germany and the USA. 223x142mm 340pp
0850363128
1985 Hardback

Price:17.50



THE WHISTLER AT THE PLOUGH THE WHISTLER AT THE PLOUGH

by Alexander Somerville

Somerville traveled around England in 1846-7 writing on the state of the countryside for the Morning Chronicle. His account, which is compulsive reading, tells of unsecured tenants and labourers living in abject poverty and fearing to make improvements on the land they farmed for fear of increased rents. Facsimile of the 1852 edition, with an introduction by K.D.M.Snell
222x 142mm 438pp
0850363845
1989 Hardback

Price:35.00



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