The Making of the Labour Movement


909 pages


ISBN: 978 0 85124 5652



The Formation of the Transport and General Workers’ Union 1870-1922
by Ken Coates and Topham

This authoritative and comprehensive history does more than tell a story. It shows how trade unions created permanent organisation, based on “recognition” as a key concept. Those who had formerly been locked out from society now recognised their own strength in association, and saw that strength reflected in the eyes of their bosses.