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Secular Martyrdom in Britain and Ireland: From Peterloo to the Present
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Secular Martyrdom in Britain and Ireland: From Peterloo to the Present (Hardback)

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This edited collection examines the concept and nature of the `people's martyrology', raising issues of class, community, religion and authority. It examines modern martyrdom through studies of Peterloo; Tolpuddle; Featherstone; Tonypandy; Emily Davison, fatally injured by the King's horse on Derby Day, 1913; the 1916 Easter Rising; Jarrow, `the town that was murdered, and martyred in the 1930s'; David Oluwale, a Nigerian killed in Leeds in 1965; and Bobby Sands, the IRA hunger striker who died in 1981. It engages with the burgeoning historiography of memory to try to understand why some events, such as Peterloo, Tonypandy and the Easter Rising, have become household names whilst others, most notably Featherstone and Oluwale, are barely known. It will appeal to those interested in British and Irish labour history, as well as the study of memory and memorialization.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG Publication Date: 08/02/2018 ISBN-13: 9783319629049  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Quentin Outram is Senior Lecturer in Leeds University Business School in the University of Leeds, UK, a trained economist and also an economic, labour and social historian. He is the author with Roy Church of Strikes and Solidarity: Coalfield Conflict in Britain 1889-1966 (1998). His most recent work, forthcoming in the Economic History Review, is on domestic service in Edwardian England. Keith Laybourn is Diamond Jubilee Professor of the University of Huddersfield, UK, and has written extensively on British labour history, the history of policing, and gambling. He was co-author of The Battle for the Roads of Britain (2015), and is currently writing a history of greyhound racing in Britain.

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