Idle Hands, Clenched Fists


105 pages | Paperback

ISBN: 978 0 85124 4471



The Depression in a Shipyard Town
by Stephen F. Kelly

In July 1981, violence erupted on to the streets in Liverpool. In Toxteth unemployed blacks and whites launched an assault on the Liverpool police. But there were some watching the rioting in Toxteth who had seen it all before. In the autumn of 1932, those on the dole in Birkenhead had reacted similarly. This book, for the first time, records in detail the events of that autumn on Merseyside.