Mates, Lewis (2014) '‘Rank-and-file movements and Political change before the Great War; the Durham miners’ “Forward Movement”.', Historical Research, 87 (236). pp. 316-343.
This article examines political change in the Durham Miners' Association (D.M.A.), one of the best-established, largest and most influential Edwardian trade unions. It argues that the hitherto ignored rank-and-file movements (especially the Durham Forward Movement from May 1912) deserve a central explanatory role in offering new perspectives on the nature and strength of the Independent Labour Party's (I.L.P.) challenge to the Liberal hegemony within the D.M.A. The agency of a new, younger generation of emerging I.L.P. activists, framing an appeal to miners' material interests harnessed to a radical reforming agenda and support for Labour, meant that Labour's prospects in the Durham coalfield by August 1914 were rather more positive than has been recognized.
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|Publisher Web site:||https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2281.12040|
|Publisher statement:||This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Historical Research following peer review. The version of record [Mates, Lewis (2014). ‘Rank-and-file movements and Political change before the Great War; the Durham miners’ “Forward Movement”. Historical Research 87(236): 316-343.] is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2281.12040|
|Date accepted:||11 May 2013|
|Date deposited:||08 September 2021|
|Date of first online publication:||13 April 2014|
|Date first made open access:||08 September 2021|
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