Dare to be a Daniel - A History of one of Britain's earliest syndicalist unions, by Wilf McCartney
Published by the Kate Sharpley Library, 26 pages. Pamphlet (N3596)
The author, Wilf McCartney, was himself a catering worker from the age of ten, and he gives a vivid description of the conditions in the kitchens of London’s West End restaurants at that time, the rise of a revolutionary syndicalist union in 1910, the ways in which it won every strike it undertook, and its eventual demise in 1914 with the outbreak of the first world war.
This was an important time in anarchist and labour history, and is a must read for anyone interested in this subject and period.
Condition of the pamphlet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
This pamphlet provides an excellent account of the history of unionising in the London catering trade in the period immeadiately before the First World War (1910-1914)