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Published: 01 December 2014

304 Pages | 41 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719096761

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A Lark for the Sake of Their Country

The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Rachelle H. Saltzman

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Based on first-hand interviews and correspondence (1985-87) with nearly 300 British men and women who were volunteers, strikers, or witnesses
  • Presents a cultural ethnography of one of modern British history's most significant events
  • Demonstrates how the 1926 General Strike became and continues to be a symbol of Britishness
  • Uses the methodology and theory of folklore, social anthropology, literary criticism, and social history

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