Tom Mann, 1856-1941: The Challenges of Labour
This is the first full biography of Tom Mann, one of the most important figures in the early British socialist movement. Marking the start of a political career which was to last for more than half a century, Mann played a prominent role in the London dock strike of 1889. Within the labor movement, he was a figure of international stature, whose travels included visits to China and South Africa. The range of his intellectual and organizational interests, including the Labour Church, the Independent Labour Party, syndicalism and communism, reflects the eclectic development of socialism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Tsuzuki sets Tom Mann in the context of his time, and charts his life and career in detail. He explores Mann's relationship with Ben Tillett and John Burns -- the triumvirate of labor leaders in the 1890s.
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