Years of struggle: The life and work of Robin Page Arnot

September 1994
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Fall94, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p58
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the life and work of Robin Page Arnot, a self-educated journalist who became editor of the "Greenock Telegraph" in Scotland. Having joined the Greenock branch of the Social Democratic Federation, he became actively involved in socialist politics in the city through the University Fabian Society and was instrumental in the establishment of the University Socialist Federation. He was also a participant in the establishment of the National Guilds League. Following the outbreak of the First World War, his political convictions led him to resist military service. It was during and after the war that Arnot began to develop his specialist knowledge of the miners in Great Britain and the history of their trade unions.


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