Silvertown - The Lost Story of a Strike that shook London and helped Launch the Modern Labour Movement, by John Tully
Published by Lawrence & Wishart in 2014, 267 pages. Hardback with Duat Jacket (N5085P1)
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From the front inside fly leaf: In 1889, Samuel Winkworth Silver’s rubber and electrical factory was the site of a massive worker revolt that upended the London industrial district which bore his name: Silvertown. The workers, long ignored by traditional craft unions, aligned themselves with the socialist-led ‘New Unionism’ movement. They shut down Silvertown and, in the process, helped to launch a more radical, modern labour movement.
Historian and novelist John Tully tells the story of the previously relatively unknown Silvertown strike, arguing for its significance to both the labour and socialist movements. Tully presents the Silvertown Strike as a source of inspiration for today’s workers, in London and around the world, who continue to struggle for better workplaces.