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Lookig for very inexpensive copy of "Uniting the Tailors"

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Jan 2 2008 03:11
Lookig for very inexpensive copy of "Uniting the Tailors"

Lookig for very inexpensive copy of "Uniting the Tailors: Trade Unionism amoungst the Tailors of London and Leeds 1870-1939" by Anne J. Kershen

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May 30 2011 17:15
syndicalist wrote:
Lookig for very inexpensive copy of "Uniting the Tailors: Trade Unionism amoungst the Tailors of London and Leeds 1870-1939" by Anne J. Kershen

Thanks.

Still looking for a copy.

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Sep 16 2011 15:02

Anyone have a cheap, non-marked up copy for sale?

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Sep 16 2011 19:09

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0714645966/ref=sr_1_1_olp?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316200066&sr=1-1&condition=used

£9 +postage for a book you've been looking for for 3 years isn't that bad.

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Sep 16 2011 21:31

Right on, George!

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Oct 9 2011 16:30

Got the book and not disappointed. Well, not in the sense that it is a treasure trove of info. The author is favorable to "bread & butter" uinionism and, from a browse, was critical of radical "piece in the sky" unionism.

On efascinatining mention was that of the Jewish Tailors Syndicalist Union (1908). The author cites only one mention in the "Jewish Chronicle" paper (voice of the established Anglo-Jewish community). Without further mention in that press. I would be quite interested in finding out if there was further mention in, say, "Freedom" of same.

Some interesting stuff about William Wess, which I haven't fully read.

Commentary on Rocker, specically in rerlations to the 1912 tailors strike, was that he promoted working class organization above political views. I've not read that fully yet. I suspect some of this comes from the English language version of "The London Years".
I am told that the translator of that book took translation liberally and may have altered some of Rocker's actual thinking or articulations. Not having read the yiddish language stuff, some of this seems consistant with Fishman ("East End Radicals") as well.

Perhaps more to be shared later.