Labour History No. 87 – November 2004


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Struggling For Recognition:
The Individual In Labour History

Struggling for Recognition: Reading the Individual in Labour History
Mark Hearn and Harry Knowles

Agnes Milne: the Factory Inspector as Political Agitator, 1896-1906
Joy Damousi

They Did Not Know Their Place: the Politics of Annie Golding and Kate Dwyer
Kate Deverall

Bathsheba Ghost, Matron of the Sydney Infirmary 1852-66: a Silenced Life
Judith Godden

Rose Summerfield’s Gospel of Discontent: a Narrative of Radical Identity in Late Nineteenth Century Australia
Mark Hearn

Defecting: Esmonde Higgins Leaves the Communist Party
Terry Irving

Arthur Rae: a ‘Napoleon in Exile
Harry Knowles

Frank Anstey: From Heroic Persona to Embattled Identity
Peter Love

A Life on the Left: George Lansbury (1859-1940): a Case Study in Recent Labour Biography
John Shepherd

‘Young, ambitious and eager’: Stan Keon and the Victorian Public Service Association
Paul Strangio

Biography and Social History: an Intimate Relationship
Nick Salvatore

Other Articles

‘A Helping White Hand’: Assimilation, Welfare and Victoria’s Transitional Aboriginal Housing Policy
Corinne Manning

Melbourne and Mars : the Australian All Electric Communist Utopia
Tod Moore

Contested Histories Forum – Responses

Guerrilla Warrior and Resistance Fighter? The Career of Musquito
Keith Windschuttle

‘Many deeds of error’: Response to Windschuttle’s Defence of his View of Musquito
Naomi Parry


On Launching Michael Hogan’s Local Labor
John Faulkner

Conference Report

Rethinking Social Democracy
David McKnight


Current Research Interests in Australian Labour History
Melissa Kerr

Review Article

International Unionism: Recovering History, Reshaping Theory, Recasting Practice?
Ian Hampson

Anthony Carew et al (eds), The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions;
Bart De Wilde(ed.), The Past and Future of International Trade Unionism;
Kim Moody, Workers in a Lean World: Unions in the International Economy;
Michael Gordon and Lowell Turner (eds), Transnational Cooperation Among Labor Unions;
Jeffrey Harrod and Robert O’Brien (eds), Global Unions? Theory and Strategies of Organized Labour in the Global Political Economy

Book Reviews

James Griffin, John Wren: a Life Reconsidered (Frank Bongiorno)

Ross McMullin,  (Shawn Sherlock)

Lenore Coltheart (ed.), Jessie Street: a Revised Autobiography (Kate Deverall)

Paul Sinclair, The Murray: a River and its People (Richard Waterhouse)

Martin Thomas, The Artificial Horizon: Imagining the Blue Mountains (Chris Cunningham)

Barbara Brookes, Annabel Cooper and Robin Law (eds), Sites of Gender: Women, Men and Modernity in Southern Dunedin 1890-1939 (Martin Crotty)

P.D. Gardner, A Gippsland Union: the Victorian Coal Miners Association 1893-1915 (Meredith Fletcher)

Frank Tobias Higbie, Indispensable Outcasts: Hobo Workers and Community in the American Midwest, 1880-1930 (Christopher Sheil)

Roger Stonebanks, Fighting For Dignity: the Ginger Goodwin Story (Greg Patmore)

Robert Michael Smith, From Blackjacks to Briefcases: a History of Commercialized Strike Breaking and Unionbusting in the United States (Rae Cooper)

Susan Eleanor Hirsch, After the Strike: a Century of Labor Struggle at Pullman (Tim Ayres)

Liz Ross, Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win: Building Labourers Fight Deregistration 1981-1994 (David Renton)

Susan Ryan and Troy Bramston, The Hawke Government: a Critical Retrospective (Carol Johnson)

Sanford M. Jacoby, Employing Bureaucracy: Managers, Unions, and the Transformation of Work in the 20th Century (Christopher Wright)

Michael Hogan and David Clune, The People’s Choice: Electoral Politics in Twentieth Century New South Wales (Tony Laffan)