| NO JUSTICE WITHOUT A STRUGGLE|
The National Unemployed Workers Movement in the North East of England 1920-1940
by Don Watson
Unemployment in the 1930s conjures up images of the Jarrow March - but there was far more to unemployed protest than that.
This is a full regional history of the National Unemployed Workers' Movement. It portrays the impact of mass unemployment, poverty and oppressive benefits systems, and analyses the reactions of the trade unions, and the Communist and Labour parties. It also discusses questions of gender, opposition to fascism and local electoral politics.
The book uses oral history and draws on state, police, and trade union records, Communist and NUWM archives together with comprehensive newspaper coverage.
With contemporary photos.
'an inspiring tribute to movement that marched for jobs Meticulously researched, with excellent notes and references, this book's a great read and it's a worthy memorial to those whose commitment to the class struggle is a legacy we can only strive to match.' Morning Star
Paperback 260 pages