British women trade unionists on strike at Bryant & May, 1888

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Title British women trade unionists on strike at Bryant & May, 1888
Subject & Keywords Political activism; women's history; BOAPROTEST
Description The matchwomen who were employed by Bryant and May went on strike over their working conditions in 1888. Their strike is historically significant due to the fact that it was led by working class women, many of whom were immigrants from Ireland. The year of the strike and the women's relationship to London dock workers have also led to the suggestion that their strike may in fact mark the beginning of New Unionism. These papers combine business records from Bryant and May with press coverage of the strike and photographs of the women who were involved.
ISBN 9781851172993
Contributor C L R James Library, Hackney
Type Archive
Format
Identifier https://microform.digital/boa/collections/53/british-women-trade-unionists-on-strike-at-bryant-may-1888
Source People & protest in Britain and Abroad, 1800-2000
Language Eng
Rights Content © Swedish Match; images © Microform Academic Publishers, 2014. All rights reserved.
Publisher Microform Academic Publishers
Coverage 1888 - 1888
Created On 10th September, 2014 - 10:57am
Last Updated 10th September, 2014 - 10:57am
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