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Knights Across the Atlantic: The Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland

Steven Parfitt


The Knights of Labor became the first national movement of American workers between 1869 and 1917. They also established branches of their movement across the world. This book explores the history of the Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland, where between 1883 and the end of the century they organised upwards of 50 individual assemblies (branches) and 10,000 members across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. It treats the Knights as an important but under-recognised part of the great changes taking place within the British labour movement at the end of the nineteenth century, whether in t ... More

Keywords: Knights of Labor, Labour Party, race, class, fraternalism, gender, industrial relations, transnationalism, comparative history, trade unions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781781383186
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781383186.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Parfitt, author
University of Nottingham