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The Resource Knights across the Atlantic : the Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland, Steven Parfitt, (electronic resource)

Knights across the Atlantic : the Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland, Steven Parfitt, (electronic resource)

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Knights across the Atlantic : the Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland
Title
Knights across the Atlantic
Title remainder
the Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Steven Parfitt
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Noble and Holy Order of the Knights of Labor, the first national movement of the American working class, began in Philadelphia in 1869. Millions of Americans, white and black, men and women, became Knights between that date and 1917. But the Knights also spread beyond the borders of the United States and even beyond North America. <i>Knights Across the Atlantic</i> 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. They drew on the fraternal ritual, industrial tactics, organisational models, and political concerns of their American Order and interpreted them in British and Irish conditions. They faced many of the same enemies, including hostile employers and rival trade unions. Unlike their American counterparts they organised only a handful of women at most. But British and Irish Knights left a profound imprint on subsequent British labour history. They helped inspire the British “New Unionists” of the 1890s. They influenced the movement for working-class politics, independent of Liberals and Conservatives alike, that soon led to the British Labour Party. <i>Knights Across the Atlantic </i>brings all these themes together. It 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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Parfitt, Steven
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Studies in labour history
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
7
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  • Knights of Labor
  • Labor unions
  • Labor unions
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Knights across the Atlantic : the Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland, Steven Parfitt, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781781383537
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781781383186
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)969416674
Label
Knights across the Atlantic : the Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland, Steven Parfitt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781383537/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781781383537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781781383186
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)969416674

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