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date: 21 October 2019

Labour History 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History
Author(s):
John L. HalsteadJohn L. Halstead

‘Labour history’ is an expression with three main meanings. It is the history of labour institutions and movements; the history of the working class; and a notion of labour history as a challenge to History Proper—a historical struggle, as it were, analogous to ‘class struggle’. These strands are often separate, but the best work can combine them. It has been argued, for example, that it is difficult to write intelligible institutional history in the absence of a social history of the ... ...

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