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Author Parfitt, Steven, author.

Title Knights across the Atlantic : the Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland / Steven Parfitt.

Publication Info. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 260 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Studies in labour history ; 7
Studies in labour history (Liverpool University Press) ; 7.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-255) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1: Origins -- 2: The rise of a transnational movement -- 3: Organisation, culture and gender -- 4: The Knights in industry -- 5: The Knights and politics -- 6: The Knights and the unions -- 7: The fall of a transnational movement -- Conclusion: the Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland -- Appendix: List of known assemblies of the Knights of Labor in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Summary Knights Across the Atlantic tells for the first time the full story of the Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland, where they operated between 1883 and the end of the century. British and Irish Knights drew on the resources of their vast Order to establish a chain of branches through England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland that numbered more than 10,000 members at its peak. British and Irish Knights left a profound imprint on subsequent British labour history. They helped inspire the British "New Unionists" of the 1890s and influenced the movement for working-class politics, independent of Liberals and Conservatives alike, that soon led to the British Labour Party. Knights Across the Atlantic provides new insights into relationships between class and gender, and places the Knights of Labor squarely at the heart of British and Irish as well as American history at the end of the nineteenth century.
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Subject Knights of Labor.
Knights of Labor. (OCoLC)fst00515587
Knights of Labor
Labor unions -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Labor unions -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
History: earliest times to present day.
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Labor unions. (OCoLC)fst00990260
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Ireland. (OCoLC)fst01209497
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Parfitt, Steven. Knights across the Atlantic 1781383189 (DLC) 2017288253 (OCoLC)946461846
ISBN 9781781384145 (electronic bk.)
1781384142 (electronic bk.)
9781781383537 (electronic bk.)
1781383537 (electronic bk.)

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