North West Labour History

TOC: no 25 (2000-2001)

Issue number 25 (2000-2001) of North West Labour History, journal of the North West Labour History Group, has been published after some delay. The articles are as follows:

  • Liverpool's Women Dockers by Jo Stanley
  • The Labour Party and the Politics of Anti-Racism in the North West: The Cases of Manchester and Liverpool by Sebastian Berg
  • In Defence of The Agitator: The Role of Leaders and Activists in Industrial Disputes - The Case of the Sefton UNISON by MichaelLavelette
  • The Historian as Outsider: Writing Public History from Within and Without a Group by Dave Renton
  • Bessie Bradock, Bevanism and the Struggle for Liverpool Exchange, 1952-1955 by Janet McLarney

The reviews are as follows:

  • William Mandel, Saying No To Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, reviewed by Bernadette Hyland
  • Ruth Frow, Edmund Frow 1907-1997: The Making of an Activist, reviewed by Eric Taplin
  • Sam Davies and Bob Morley, County Borough Elections in England and Wales 1919-1938, reviewed by Rex Pope
  • Eithne MacDermott, Clann na Poblachta, reviewed by Eddie Little
  • Werner Blumenberg, Karl Marx: An Illustrated History, reviewed by Eddie Little
  • Dermot Keogh, Jews in Twentieth Century Ireland, reviewed by Bernadette Hyland
  • Alan Campbell, Nina Fishman and John McIlroy (eds), British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics, reviewed by Andrew Flinn

Annual membership of the group costs seven pounds (ten pounds for overseas members, libraries and trade unions) and includes receipt of the journal. Payment is by standing order and for more details on how to join contact John Smethurst, email:

Our next two issues will be on the 1960s and the 1970s in the north west of England. We welcome contributions both from those researching those decades and from those who were active themselves and would like to record their experiences. Contact Michael Herbert, email:

Posted: 13 March 2001