British Trade Unions 1875–1933

  • John Lovell
Part of the Studies in Economic and Social History book series (SESH)


THE early 1870s can be represented as something of a false dawn for trade unionism in the United Kingdom. The legal battles were fought and apparently won in 1871 and 1875, and during the economic boom of the period total trade union membership expanded at a rapid rate.


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  • John Lovell
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  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK

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