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Published: 01 July 2016

256 Pages | 6 black and white

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781382783

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Soldiers as Workers

Nick Mansfield

Liverpool University Press

Studies in Labour History LUP

  • An account of the social structure of the nineteenth century British army, reflecting previous work by Buckley, Stanley and Way, but which takes a labour history approach and emphasises the importance of class.
  • The first account and analysis of the working lives of nineteenth century rank and file soldiers in relation to its working class culture and the wider industrialising society.
  • The first account and analysis of the often hidden class conflict which soldiers demonstrated even in the highly disciplined context of the nineteenth century British army.
  • Supported by original first hand sources gathered in over thirty years of study. Often these have not been used at all before, and where they have, labour history methodologies have revealed new meanings.