Rats and Revolutionaries: The Labour Movement in Australia and New Zealand 1890-1940
Australia and New Zealand are closely connected by both geography and history. One cultural quality they share is a fixation on what happens in countries in the northern hemisphere, and a ‚??reciprocal amnesia‚? about their near neighbors. Few historians in either country have examined the shared history. In this book, James Bennett looks at the labor movement in the two countries during the period when it was emerging. It formed almost a ‚??trans-Tasman world of labor‚?, with individuals and institutions making ‚??trans-national‚? connections, entering each other‚??s realm through strikes, compulsory arbitration, industrial organization, conscription and the Depression. He also paints a more general picture of common experience, with the rise of labor movements in each country at the end of the nineteenth century, inspired by northern hemisphere ideas and individuals, and the election of labor governments in the twentieth century.
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Strikes Depression and TransTasman Organisation
Compulsory Arbitration and Ideological Divisions
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