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‘Rank-and-file movements and Political change before the Great War; the Durham miners’ “Forward Movement”

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.

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
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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