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Jimmy Reid: A Clyde-built man

W.W.J. Knox and Alan McKinlay


Jimmy Reid was probably the greatest political orator of late twentieth-century Britain. He was at the forefront of the major turning points in the history of industrial relations and politics in Britain. His story is an epic one; from a poverty-stricken background in Govan, Glasgow, he became a communist at a young age, leading a national strike of engineering apprentices while only twenty, before being pitch into the national limelight as the leading spokesperson for the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Work-In in 1971-2. Disillusioned with communism he left the Party for Labour and the centre-left ... More

Keywords: Communism, Labourism, Nationalism, Shipbuilding, Social Conditions, Industrial Relations

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620832
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620832.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W.W.J. Knox, author

Alan McKinlay, author

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