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Tracing Your Labour Movement Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
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Mark Crail
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Tracing Your Labour Movement Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

Mark Crail


Pen & Sword Books Ltd

Family history, tracing ancestors


192 pages

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If you want to find out about the life of an ancestor who was active in the labour movement or was a union member, this handbook will be a fascinating introduction to the subject. Mark Crail provides a graphic and authoritative account of the history of the labour movement in Britain from the early nineteenth century to the modern day. He gives a vivid insight into the key stages in the development of labour relations - the battles fought by labour movement pioneers, the formation of the first unions, the influence of Chartism and the early socialist societies, the rise of the Labour Party and other left-wing groups, and the impact of organized labour on workers' lives as ordinary people gradually won the right to vote over the course of 200 years. At the same time he describes in detail the various books, museums, archives, websites and other resources that researchers can use to explore labour history for themselves and to uncover the careers and experience of their ancestors. A mass of information is available relating to individuals and to labour history in general, and this handbook is an invaluable guide to it. Tracing Your Labour Movement Ancestors should be essential reading for anyone who wishes to learn about the origins and development of the labour movement and the role of individuals within in.

By:   Mark Crail
Imprint:   Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 148mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9781848840591
ISBN 10:   1848840594
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   December 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Mark Crail is an editor, writer and researcher with more than 25 years' experience in print and online. He is a member of the National Union of Journalists, and holds the National Council for the Training of Journalists qualification in newspaper journalism.

.. .provides a good balance between explanatory history and records contents because this is an area of research often overlooked and rarely addressed...may just have the answers you need to put your ancestors in context. --FGS FORUM

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