[Review of the book 'Labour History and the Labour Movement in Britain']
Boyer, George R.
[Excerpt] While this volume contains some important pieces, it is uneven in quality, and several of the papers, in my opinion, should have been omitted. Given the very high price of the book, the fact that it omits Pollard's important papers on factory discipline and his chapter from the Cambridge Economic History of Europe, and the ready availability in journals of the best papers, I cannot recommend it to anyone but librarians who happen to have unlimited sources of money. One can only hope that in the future Ashgate or another publisher will reprint, at reasonable prices, Sidney Pollard's excellent monographs, A History of Labour in Sheffield and The Genesis of Modern Management.
Britain; labor history; labor movement; management; working conditions; wages
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