TITLE

'UNSUNG HEROES BEHIND THEM': THE LABOUR HISTORY OF SIDNEY POLLARD

AUTHOR(S)
Renton, David
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Dec2003, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p311
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Sidney Pollard (1925-1998) was one of the pioneers of labour history and an early contributor to this journal. This article considers his major contributions to labour studies, including his work on shipbuilding and on early Sheffield trade unionism, his 'History of Labour in Sheffield' and his work on factory discipline in the Industrial Revolution. It places his work in context, comparing it to the various approaches of G. D. H. Cole and Raymond Postgate, Harry Braverman and E. P. Thompson, concluding that Pollard's distinctive concern with workplace relationships was a fruitful method of study, which deserves greater interest from labour historians than it has received.
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11801332

 

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