The Struggle for Dignity: Mining Communities and the 1926 Lock-Out


The seven-month British national mining lockout of 1926 was one of the most important European industrial disputes of the twentieth century. It not only came to symbolize the defeat of the labor movement in the interwar years, but it also cast a long shadow over industrial relations in the mining industry and epitomized the predicament of British miners in the early decades of the century. Industrial Politicsdraws on new methodological perspectives that have emerged in recent labor studies in order to comprehensively survey this event at the national, local, and regional levels, and makes a significant contribution to the social and political history of the industrial working class.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John McIlroy
  • Alan Campbell
  • Keith Gildart
  • John Foster
  • Quentin Outram
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cardiff, Wales
Publication year:
  • 2004


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