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HIST2121 Module Reading List

Fraternity, Skill and the Politics of Labour, 1660-1870, 2017/18, Semester 1
Prof Malcolm Chase
m.s.chase@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Aspinall, A. (1949), The Early English trade unions : documents from the Home Office papers in the Public Record Office

Bagwell, P. (1974), Government and Society in Nineteenth-century Britain- Commentaries on British Parliamentary Papers- Industrial Relations

Baker, M. R. (1973), 'Anglo-Massachusetts trade union roots, 1130-1790', Labor History vol.14, part 3

Barker, H. & Burrows, S (2002), Press, politics and the public sphere in Europe and North America, 1760-1820 – ch.4

Barnes, J.C.F. (1978), 'The trade union and radical activities of the Carlisle handloom weavers', Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society 78

Barry, Jonathan (1994), ‘Bourgeois collectivism: urban association and the middling sort’, in Barry, J. & Brooks, C (eds), The middling sort of people : culture, society and politics in England, 1550-1800

Beaven, B. (1990), 'Custom, culture and conflict- the Coventry ribbon trade in the first half of the 19th century', Midland History 15

Behagg, C. (1979), 'Custom, class and change- the trade societies of Birmingham', Social History vol. 4, no. 3 (Oct.)

Behagg, C. (1982), 'Secrecy, ritual and folk violence- the opacity of the workplace in the first half of the nineteenth century', in R.Storch (ed.), Popular culture and custom in nineteenth-century England

Behagg, C. (1990) Politics and production in the early nineteenth century , ch. 1 - 'Industrialisation and the transformation of the small producer'.

Belchem, J. (1983), 'Chartism and the trades, 1848-50', English Historical Review vol. 98, no. 388 (July)

Belchem, J. (1991), Industrialisation and the Working Class- the English Experience,1750-1900

Berg, M. (1979) Technology and toil in nineteenth-century Britain

Berg, M (1987), 'Women's work, mechanisation and the early phases of industrialisation in England' (essay in P.Joyce, The Historical Meanings of Work )

Berlanstein, L.R. (1992), The industrial revolution and work in nineteenth-century Europe .

NB. ch. 2 of this is available in an expanded form in the original article by Raphael Samuel, 'The workshop of the world- steam power and hand technology in mid-Victorian Britain', History Workshop Journal 3 (Spring 1977)

Berlin, M. (1997), 'Broken all in pieces- artisans and the regulation of workmanship in early modern London', in G.Crossick (ed.), The Artisan and the European Town, 1500-1900

Biagini, E., and Reid A., (1991), Currents of Radicalism - essay on Sheffield outrages and 1875 TU law reforms

Borsay, Peter (1977), ‘The English urban renaissance’, Social History 2:2 – reprinted in P.Borsay (ed.), The Eighteenth-century town : a reader in English urban history 1688-1820 (1990)

Borsay, Peter (1989) The English urban renaissance : culture and society in the provincial town 1660-1770

Breuilly, J. (1992) Labour and liberalism in nineteenth-century Europe- essays in comparative history

Briggs, Asa (1972) 'Robert Applegarth and the Trade Unions', in his Victorian People (various editions)

British Labour Struggles (1972): a reprint series of contemporary pamphlets, including:
1] Friendly societies; seven pamphlets, 1798-1839.
2] Labour problems before the industrial revolution : four pamphlets, 1727-1745
3] Repeal of the Combination Acts : five pamphlets and one broadside, 1825
4] Trade unions in the early 1830s : seven pamphlets, 1831-1837
5] Trade unions under the Combination Acts : five pamphlets, 1799-1823

Brown, K.D (1982), The English Labour Movement, 1700-1951

Butt, J. (1971), Robert Owen- Prince of Cotton Spinners

Challinor, R. (1990), A radical lawyer in Victorian England

Charlesworth, Andrew, Gilbert, David, Randall, Adrian, Southall, Humphrey and Wrigley, Chris (1996), An Atlas of Industrial Protest in Britain, 1750-1990

Chase, Malcolm (1989) '" The labour-depreciating system : the 1836 Thornaby turn-out and its background "', North-east Labour History 23, pp. 22-32. NB copy in Laidlaw High Demand Collection - Article C0506)

Chase, Malcolm (2000) Early Trade Unionism- Fraternity, Skill and the Politics of Labour

Chase, Malcolm (2006) ‘ “A sort of Corporation (tho’ without a charter)”- the guild tradition and the emergence of British trade unionism’, in Gadd, I.A., and Wallis, Patrick Guilds and association in Europe, 900-1900 (eds) (2006)

Chase, Malcolm (2007) Chartism : a new history – via index, and esp. 209-26 on 1842 strikes

Chase, Malcolm (2015) The Chartists : perspectives and legacies (chapter one gives a short overview of the movement and why it is important) 

Chase, Malcolm (2017) 'the popular movement for parliamentary reform in provincial Britain during the 1860s', Parliamentary history. 36/1 (2017), pp. 14-30 

Christie, I.R. (1984), 'Defence of the interests of working men' in his Stress and stability in late eighteenth-century Britain

Clark, Anna (1995), The Struggle for the Breeches- Gender and the Making of the British Working Class

Clarkson, L. (1990), British Trade Unions and Labour History

Cole, G.D.H. and Filson, A.W. (1965), British working class movements : select documents,1789-1875.

Cordery, Simon (1995), 'Friendly societies and the discourse of respectability in Britain, 1825-75', Journal of British Studies 31

Cordery, Simon (2003) British friendly societies, 1750-1914

Cornish, W.R. and G.Clark (1989) Law and Society in England

Cross, M. F. (2010) Gender and fraternal orders in Europe, 1300-2000 ,

Curthoys, M. C. (2004) Governments, labour, and the law in mid-Victorian Britain - the trade union legislation of the 1870s

Darvall, F. (1934), Popular Disturbances in Regency England

Deakin, S (2001), ‘The contract of employment- a study in legal evolution’, in Historical Studies in Industrial Relations 11 (Spring 2001)

Dennis, Victoria Solt (2005) Discovering friendly and fraternal societies : their badges and regalia

Dobson, C.R. (1981) Masters and journeymen- a prehistory of industrial relations

Downing, A (2014), ‘The 'Sheffield Outrages' : violence, class and trade unionism, 1850–70’, Social history. 38:2 (2013) 162-182

Durr, A. (1987), ' Rituals of association and the organizations of the common people ', Ars Quattuor Coronati 100.  

Fowler, A & T. Wyke (1987) The Barefoot aristocrats : a history of the Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners

Fox, A. History and Heritage- the social origins of the British industrial relations system

Frank, C (2002), ‘Trade unions and the 1823 Master Servants Act- the Warrington cases’, in Historical Studies in Industrial Relations 14 (Autumn 2002)

Frank, C (2010), Master and servant law : Chartists, trade unions, radical lawyers and the magistracy in England, 1840-1865

Fraser, W.H. (1970), 'Trade Unionism', in J.T.Ward (ed.), Popular Movements, c. 1830-1850

Fraser, W. Hamish (1999), A history of British trade unionism, 1700-1998

Fraser, W. Hamish (2007) British trade unions, 1707-1918 – 4 volumes

Gadd, I.A., and Wallis, Patrick (eds), (2002) Guilds, Society and Economy in London, 1450-1800

Gadd, I.A., and Wallis, Patrick (eds) (2006), Guilds and association in Europe, 900-1900

Galton, F.W. (1896), Select documents illustrating the history of trade unionism. 1, The tailoring trade (NB, despite the volume one designation, this is all that was published).

Glen, Robert (1984), Urban workers in the early industrial revolution

Green, D.R. (1998), 'Lines of conflict: labour disputes in London , 1790-1870', International review of social history. 43

Greenall, R (2009) ‘Village Friendly Societies in nineteenth century Northamptonshire’, Northamptonshire past & present. 62 (2009) 69-79 

Griffin, C. A. (2014) Protest, politics and work in rural England, 1700-1850 , 1700-1850

Griffin, C. A.(2015), ‘The culture of combination : Solidarities and collective action before Tolpuddle’, The historical journal. 58:2 (2015) 443-480 

Hall, Robert G (2007), Voices of the people : democracy and chartist political identity 1830-1870

Hallas, C (2000) In sickness and in health : Askrigg Equitable, Benevolent, and Friendly Society 1809-2000  

Harris, H (2015) The Order of Mechanics : a Friendly Society in Coniston, 1835—1865’, Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. 3rd ser., 15 (2015) 183-193 

 Harrison, B. (1982), Peaceable kingdom- stability and change in modern Britain

Harrison, J.F.C. (1969), Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America

Harrison, R. & J. Zeitlin (1985), Divisions of labour : skilled workers and technological change in nineteenth century England

Haynes, M. (1977), 'Class and class conflict in the early 19th century- Northampton shoemakers and the GNCTU', Literature and History 5

Hobsbawm, E (1964), 'The tramping artisan', in his Labouring Men

Honeyman, Katrina (2000) Women, gender and industrialization in England, 1700-1870

Howard, N. (1973), ‘Strikes and lockouts in the iron industry and the formulation of ironworkers unions, 1862-69’, International review of social history 18

Hunt, E.H. (1981), British Labour History, 1815-1914

Jaafe, J ‘Authority and job regulation- rule making by the London compositors during the early 19 th century’, in Historical Studies in Industrial Relations 2 (March 1997)

Jaafe, J (2000a), Striking a Bargain- Work and Industrial Relations in England, 1815-1865

Jaafe, J (2000b) ‘Industrial Arbitration, Equity, and Authority in England, 1800-1850’, in Law and History Review , Volume 18 Number 3 - available electronically at http-//www.historycooperative.org/journals/lhr/18.3/jaffe.html

Joyce, P., ed. (1987), The Historical Meanings of Work

Kiddier, William (1930), The old trade unions : from unprinted records of the Brushmakers

Kirk, N. (1985), The growth of working-class reformism

Kirk, N. (1994), Labour and Society in Britain and the USA , Vol. 1- Capitalism, Custom and Protest, 1780-1850 and Vol. 2- Challenge and Accommodation, 1850-1939

Laybourn, Keith British trade unions, c. 1770-1990- a reader in history

Leeson, R.A. (1979) Travelling brothers

Levene, Alysa (2008), 'Honesty, sobriety and diligence: master-apprentice relations in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England', Social history. 33/2 (May 2008) 

Lewenhak, S. (1977), Women and Trade Unions- An Outline History of Women in the British Trade Union Movement

Lis, C., Lucassen, J. and Soly, H. (1994), Before the Unions: Wage Earners and Collective Action in Europe, 1300-1850 International review of social history. , 39, Supplement 2)

McIlroy, J (1998) ‘Financial malpractice in British trade unions, 1800-1930’, in Historical Studies in Industrial Relations 6 (autumn 1998)

Machin, Frank (1958), The Yorkshire miners : a history

Malcolmson, R. (1984), 'Workers' combinations in 18th century England', in M. and I.Jacobs (ed.), Origins of Anglo-American Radicalism

Marlow, J. (1971), The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Martineau, H. (1859), 'Secret organisation of trades', The Edinburgh review. 110

McCord, N. (1980), Strikes

Moore, S (2011) ‘Gender and class consciousness in industrialization: the Bradford worsted industry, 1820-45’, in Mary Davis (ed.), Class and gender in British labour history : renewing the debate (or starting it?)   

Morris, R.J (1983) ‘Voluntary Associations and British Urban elites, 1780-1850’, Historical Journal 26: 1 (1983) also reprinted in P.Borsay (ed.), The Eighteenth-century town : a reader in English urban history 1688-1820 (1990)

Musson, A.E. (1972), British trade unions, 1800-1875

National Association (1860), Trades' societies and strikes : report of the Committee on Trades' Societies appointed by the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science. . (reprinted 1968)

Navickas, K. (2005) ‘The search for General Ludd: the mythology of Luddism’, Social history. 30 (2005)  

Navickas, K (2011) ‘Luddism, incendiarism and the defence of rural “task-scapes” in 1812’, Northern history. 48/1 (March 2011)  

Navickas, K (2016) Protest and the politics of space and place, 1789-1848   

Nicholson, T. (1997), 'Masculine status and working-class culture' (essay in K.Laybourn, Social Conditions, Status and Community )


O’Leary, P (2012) Claiming the streets : processions and urban culture in South Wales c.1830-1880  

Oliver, W.H. (1966), 'Tolpuddle Martyrs and trade union oaths', Labour History 10

Oliver, W.H. (1964) ‘The consolidated Trades Union of 1834’, Economic History Review , 17

Orth, J.V. (1980), 'The legal status of English trade unions, 1799-1871', in A. Harding, ed. Law-Making and Law-Makers in British History

Orth, J.V. (1991) Combination and conspiracy- a legal history of trade unionism, 1721-1906

Parssinen T.M. and Prothero, I. (1977), 'The London tailors' strike of 1834 and the collapse of the GNCTU- a police spy's report', International Review of Social History vol. 22, no. 1

Philp, M. (1991), The French Revolution and British Popular Politics

Pinchbeck, I (1930), Women workers and the industrial revolution

Pionke, Albert D. (2007) '"I do swear": oath-taking among the elite public in Victorian England', Victorian studies. 49/3 (Summer 2007)

Pollard, S. (1971) ed., The Sheffield outrages : report presented to the Trades Unions Commissioners in 1867

Price, R. (1986), Labour in British Society

Price, R. (1975) 'The Other Face of Respectability, Violence in the Manchester Brick- making Trade, 1859-70', Past & present.

Prothero, I. (1979), Artisans and politics in early nineteenth-century London

Prothero, I. 'William Benbow and the concept of the general strike', Past and Present 63 (1974)

Randall, A. (1991) Before the Luddites- custom, community and machinery in the British woollen industry

Randall, A. (2006) Riotous assemblies : popular protest in Hanoverian England

Reid, Alastair J. (2004), United we stand - a history of Britain's trade unions

Rendall, J (1990), Women in an industrializing society : England 1750-1880

Rose, S.O (1988) ‘Gender antagonism and class conflict: exclusionary strategies of male trade unionists in nineteenth-century Britain’, Social history. 13

Rose, S.O., (1992), Limited Livelihoods- Gender and Class in 19th-century England

Rosser, G. (1996) 'Myth and social process in the English medieval town', Urban history. 23

Rosser, G. (1997) 'Crafts, guilds and the negotiation of work in the medieval town', Past & present. , 154

Royle, Edward (2000), Revolutionary Britannia : reflections on the threat of revolution in Britain, 1789-1848

Rule, John (1981), The Experience of Labour in Eighteenth Century Industry

Rule, John (1986), The Labouring Classes in Early Industrial England, 1750-1850

Rule, John (1987), 'Property in skill' (essay in P.Joyce, The Historical Meanings of Work )

Rule, John ed. (1988), British Trade Unionism, 1750-1850- The Formative Years

Rule, John (1993a), Vital Century

Rule, John (1993b), Albion's people : English society, 1714-1815

Rule, John (1993c), 'Trade unions, the Government and the French Revolution, 1789-1802', in John Rule and Robert Malcolmson (eds), Protest and Survival- The Historical Experience - Essays for E.P.Thompson

Rusnock, A & Dietz, V. E. (2012) ‘Defining Women's Sickness and Work: Female Friendly Societies in England, 1780-1830’, Journal of women's history. 24:1 (2012)   

Saville, J., ed. (1954), Democracy and the Labour Movement (essay on the Master and Servants Act)

Schwarz, Leonard (2007) 'Custom, wages and workload in England during industrialisation', Past & present.. 197 (November)

Score, M. (2014), ‘Pioneers of Social Progress? : Gender and Technology in British Printing Trade Union Journals, 1840–65’, Victorian Periodicals Review 47:2 (Summer 2014)  

Scriven, Tom (2016), ‘The Dorchester labourers and Swing’s aftermath’, History workshop journal. 82 (Autumn 2016)  

Smith, S D (2006), ‘Inexorable decline or successful adaptation’, in Dobson, R.B. and D M Smith (2006) The Merchant Taylors of York- A History of the Craft and Company from the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Century

Somers, M.R. (1995), 'The "misteries" of property- relationality, rural-industrialisation, and community in Chartist narratives of political rights', in John Brewer and Susan Staves (eds), Early Modern Conceptions of Property

Southall, H.(1988), 'Towards a geography of unionisation- the spatial organisation and distribution of early British trade unions', Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers , new series vol. 13, 466-483

Steinmetz, Willibald (ed. (2000) Private law and social inequality in the industrial age : comparing legal cultures in Britain, France, Germany and the United States (chs by Hay and Steinmetz)

Stevenson, J. (1979), Popular disturbances in England, 1700-1870 NB slightly revised in a 1992 edn as Popular disturbances in England, 1700-1832 – either will do 

Taylor, B. (1983), Eve and the New Jerusalem

Tholfsen, T. (1976), Working-class radicalism in mid-Victorian England

Thomis, M. and Grimmett, J. (1982), Women in Protest, 1800-1850 , London- Croom Helm

Thomis, M. (1970), The Luddites: machine-breaking in Regency England

Thompson, D. (1984), The Chartists- popular politics in the industrial revolution

Thompson, E. P. (1968a), The Making of the English Working Class (2nd edition, first published 1963)

Thompson, E.P. (1968b), 'English trade unionism and other labour movements before 1790', Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Labour History , 17 (Autumn 1968), pp. 19-24.

Thompson, E.P. (1991), Customs in common

Tufnell, E. C. (1834 ) Character, object, and effects of trades' unions, 1834

Turner, H.A. (1962), Trade Union Growth, Structure and Policy- A Comparative Study of the Cotton Unions

Ward, J. (1970), Popular Movements

Ward, J. T. and Fraser, W. Hamish (eds) (1980), Workers and employers : documents on trade unions and industrial relations in Britain since the eighteenth century

Webb, S. and Webb, B. (1920), The History of Trade Unionism (revised edition, first published 1894)

Woods, D.C. (1982), 'The operation of the Master and Servants Act in the Black Country, 1858-1875', Midland history. 7

This list was last updated on 30/12/2016