The Connell Short Guide to The General Strike

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For nine days in May 1926 more than two million British workers did not go into work. They were striking in support of the British coal miners who were in an acrimonious dispute with their private employers, the mine owners, over wages and working hours. The situation forced the government to respond with an unprecedented level of state intervention in the everyday lives of ordinary Britons. It is the only general strike there has ever been in Britain. Not surprisingly, its causes and conduct have been a source of fierce argument amongst historians, as has its place in our social and political history. ISBN- paperback: 978-1-911187-36-3

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