Crisis? What Crisis?: The Callaghan Government and the British 'winter of Discontent' (BOK)

John Shepherd

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Over thirty years later, the 'winter of discontent' of 1978-79 still resonates in British politics. On 22 January 1979, 1.5 million workers were on strike. Industrial unrest swept Britain in an Arctic winter. Militant shop stewards blocked medical supplies to hospitals; mountains of rubbish remained uncollected; striking road hauliers threatened to bring the country to a standstill; even the dead were left unburied. Within weeks, the beleaguered Callaghan Labour government fell from power. In the 1979 general election, Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister, beginning eighteen years of unbroken Conservative rule. Based on a wide range of newly available historical sources and key interviews, this full-length account breaks new ground, analysing the origins, character and impact of a turbulent period of industrial unrest. This important study will appeal to all those interested in contemporary history and British politics.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter John Shepherd
Forlag
MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780719082474
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 476 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political science & theory