Communist Women in Scotland: Red Clydeside from the Russian Revolution to the End of the Soviet Union - International Library of Political Studies v. 26 (Hardback)
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Communist Women in Scotland: Red Clydeside from the Russian Revolution to the End of the Soviet Union - International Library of Political Studies v. 26 (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/05/2008
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During the first half of the twentieth century Glasgow was witness to an unparalleled wave of working class protest and political agitation. The protestors challenged the capitalist social order and also, on occasion, the state itself. What was the legacy of this turbulence and upheaval which reinforced Glasgow's reputation as the centre of working class struggle in Britain?In this original and meticulously researched analysis, Neil Rafeek makes the first systematic study of 'Red Clydeside', the term given to Communism, radical Labour and trade Unionism in Scotland, a legendary phenomenon in British and even international labour history. He focuses on the role of women in the Communist Party and describes women's experiences of meeting leading international personalities of the era: Khrushchev, Gagarin, Tereshkova, Castro and the Ceauescus. Using rich and evocative personal testimony blended with the author's own analysis, Rafeek shows the idealistic socialist motivation behind the establishment of 'Red Clydeside' and the subsequent growing strains and discord in Communism and the labour movement generally, internationally and in Scotland.

Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781845116248
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 216 x 134 x 27 mm


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""This volume provides a detailed discussion of the relationship of women with the Communist Party and other leftist organizations in Scotland. The book will be of special interest to those interested in the Communist Party, particularly its history in the UK. But it will also appeal to a broader audience, who will appreciate the discussion of party members' reactions to and participation in events taking place on a global scale throughout the 20th century... Recommended."" --CHOICE

""This volume provides a detailed discussion of the relationship of women with the Communist Party and other leftist organizations in Scotland. The book will be of special interest to those interested in the Communist Party, particularly its history in the UK. But it will also appeal to a broader audience, who will appreciate the discussion of party members' reactions to and participation in events taking place on a global scale throughout the 20th century... Recommended."" --CHOICE

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