Sound of Trumpets: History of the Labour Movement in South Australia

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Wakefield Press, 1985 - Labor - 454 pages
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From small beginnings, trade unions developed leading to the birth of the United Trades and Labor Council in 1884, and to political action with the formation of the United Labor Party in 1891. This is a record of peaceful movements for reform, for the Chartist program and a wider democracy.
  

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Contents

CLASS FORMATION l8l5l880
1
8hours march at Victor Harbor Frontispiece
8
Beginning of the Workers Movement
12
Myths and Wakefield
29
Wool Wheat and Wild Blacks
39
Pubs and Churches
50
Independence and Democracy
60
Growth
78
Tom Mann and the Port Pirie lockout
244
One Big Union
253
Early Labor Premiers
266
Bitter Strife l9261928
270
Wharfies on the Nardana resist volunteers l928
280
REFORMISM AND SOCIALISM l9281965
285
The Great Depression
293
The Beef March in the Great Depression
304

Pioneers of the labour movement from 1859
80
Copperminersdelegates l86474
87
Organization
93
The shearers
98
8Hours and Early Closing
103
Freedom of Contract
129
Meeting at Port Adelaide l887 strike
136
Leading figures in l890
160
Single Tax and Socialism
183
The Womens Movement
191
Liberal Labour
204
Utopian settlements in the l890s
206
PARLIAMENT AND SYNDICATES l9081928
217
War What For?
230
Political Discord
310
Against Facism
320
Meetings at GMH and Islington for 40hour week l93637
328
And War
338
Labour movements varied representatives
348
PostWar Conflicts
353
Cold War
367
Boom and Recession
377
Conclusion
391
References and Notes
400
Bibliography
428
Index
441
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