Routledge Revivals: Poor Labouring Men (1985): Rural Radicalism in Norfolk 1870-1923

1st Edition

Alun Howkins

Published April 13, 2018
Reference - 225 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138213661 - CAT# Y290769
Series: Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $44.95


SAVE ~$8.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!


First published in 1985, this book presents the first detailed account of the relationship between the farmworkers, trades unionism, and political and social radicalism. Rural radicalism, one of the most important new features of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century politics, was particularly strong in Norfolk and as such provides the focus for this study. The author shows the how relationship between ‘master and man’ and ‘man’ and ‘work’ was changing in the period from the 1870s to the 1920s — ending with the great strike of 1923. The main themes are the shifts from religion to politics, from Liberalism to Labour, and in more general terms from local to national consciousness. The book shows men at work and the ways in which politics meshed — or failed to mesh — together. Based on detailed local research and on many hours of recorded interviews, it enables the voice of the labourer to be heard, and a real sense of hope, fear and aspiration to come through.


We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title