John Wheatley, Catholic Socialism, and Irish Labour in the West of Scotland, 1906-1924

1st Edition

Gerry C. Gunnin

Published November 23, 2018
Reference - 378 Pages
ISBN 9781138336933 - CAT# K393769
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

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First published in 1987. This examination of the career of John Wheatley indicates the way in which one Irishman – reared among Liberal and Radical coal miners and taught by Roman Catholic priests and nationalist leaders to regard obedience to the Catholic Church and promotion of Home Rule as the vital interests for Irish Catholics – became a Socialist and adapted his Radical political views and devotional Roman Catholic convictions to a Parliamentary and Catholic Socialism. This title will be of interest to scholars and students of British and Labour history.

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