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Manufacturer: Lawrence & Wishart

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Subtitled "The Lost Story of a Strike That Shook London and Helped Launch the Modern Labour Movement" 

In 1889, Samuel Winkworth Silver’s rubber and electrical factory was the site of a massive workers revolt that upended the London industrial district which bore his name: Silvertown. The workers had long been ignored by traditional craft unions, but they now aligned themselves with the socialist-led ‘New Unionism’ movement. They succeeded in shutting down Silvertown and, in the process, helped to launch a more radical, modern labour movement.

Although the strikers were eventually defeated, the Silvertown Strike was a source of inspiration for workers in its time, and their story continues to offer inspiration today for all who continue the struggle for better workplaces, in London and around the world.

Co-published by Lawrence and Wishart and Monthly Review Press, authored by John Tully. This is the hardback edition (2014).

Product Code: 9781907103995

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