Stroud, England: Sutton, 1999. Hardcover. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, color illustrated dust jacket with white lettering, decorative end pages, 184 pp, chiefly illustrations (bw and color), facsimiles, portraits. VG/VG. Item #177459
Poster art is one of the most powerful means of communication and the examples collected in this book speak eloquently of the battle for fair wages, decent conditions and social justice that has characterised British trade unions. Contents include: 1800-1840: The beginnings of trade unionism -- 1840-1880: The struggle for recognition -- 1880-1920: Mass unionism and the First World War -- 1920-1950: Depression and the Second World War -- 1950-1980: Consensus and confrontation -- 1980-2000: Thatcherism and New Labour. Includes bibliographical references (page 184).
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