Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 May 2010

368 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719081033

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The Tide of Democracy

Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Alastair J. Reid

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Broad perspective on popular British political culture by examining shipyards in all their major locations, including detailed studies of Clydeside and the North-East coast of England
  • Clearly presented, elegantly written and infused with a distinctly human touch, bringing even the most technical aspects of the material to life for the reader
  • Combines a broad account of British shipbuilding between 1870 and 1950 with highly original detailed studies of the impact of new machinery on skills, the significance of rank-and-file movements within trade unions, and the role of craft unions in the early Labour Party