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Arthur Horner

A Political Biography: 1894-1944

Nina Fishman

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Lawrence & Wishart Ltd
01 April 2021
Arthur Horner (1894-1968) was a miners' leader from the 1926 general strike to his retirement as general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers in 1959. During his life he played a crucial role in the fight for a national mineworkers union, and in the development of the National Coal Board. He was a champion of the Republicans in Spain, was imprisoned several times for his views, and was in constant demand as a speaker. But it was his warmth, good humour and enthusiasm which made 'little Arthur', as he was affectionately known by his union colleagues, really memorable. Horner was a committed communist, but was also able to exercise effective leadership in a major trade union committed to social democratic principles, playing a key role in the social democratic settlement after the second world war.
Imprint:   Lawrence & Wishart Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
ISBN:   9781907103070
ISBN 10:   1907103074
Pages:   608
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nina Fishman is Senior Lecturer in History at Westminster University. She has written widely on labour movement history, her previous publications include The British Communist Party and the Trade Unions 1933-1945 (1995); and (as co-editor, with Geoff Andrews and Kevin Morgan) Opening the Books: Essays on the Cultural and Social History of the Communist Party.

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