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Dictionary of Labour Biography

Volume XV

  • Keith Gildart
  • David Howell


  • Brings together a range of specialist authors to comment upon the most important figures in the Labour movement from a variety of periods and backgrounds

  • Engages with and reinforces recent historiographical developments in the field of labour history

  • Emphasises the ethnic and national diversity of the British labour movement and neglected political traditions


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Keith Gildart, David Howell
    Pages 1-287
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 289-320

About this book


The Dictionary of Labour Biography has an outstanding reputation as a reference work for the study of nineteenth and twentieth century British history. Volume XV maintains this standard of original and thorough scholarship. Each entry is written by a specialist drawing on an array of primary and secondary sources. The biographical essays engage with recent historiographical developments in the field of labour history. The scope of the volume emphasises the ethnic and national diversity of the British labour movement and neglected political traditions.   


British Labour Movement Labour Biographies Biographies Political History Social History History of Britain Popular History British politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith Gildart
    • 1
  • David Howell
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonWolverhamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of PoliticsUniversity of YorkYorkUK

About the editors

Keith Gildart is Professor of Labour and Social History at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He has published widely on the British Labour movement. He is the author of North Wales Miners: A Fragile Unity, 1945-1996 (2001). His most recent book is Images of England through Popular Music: Class, Youth, and Rock ‘n’ Roll, 1955-76 (2013).

David Howell is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of York, UK. He has written extensively on the Labour Party and the trade union movement. He is the author of MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis, 1922-1931 (2002). His most recent book is Mosley and British Politics 1918-32: Oswald’s Odyssey (2015).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dictionary of Labour Biography
  • Book Subtitle Volume XV
  • Editors Keith Gildart
    David Howell
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Limited 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-45745-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-68783-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-45746-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 320
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Labor History
    Social History
    Political History
    British Politics
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