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The Shearers' War by Stuart Svensen (2008)

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The first exhaustively researched history of the legendary strike, and the definitive history of one of the most significant industrial disputes in Australian history.

The book breaks new ground by disproving accepted myths, such as the commonly accepted view that pastoralists were motivated to take action because of falling wool prices.

The book also dispels the myth promoted by a minority of historians that union leaders in 1891 were hatching a plot to take over the colony of Queensland by armed force.

Although 12 union leaders were imprisoned for conspiracy, the only semblance of a conspiracy is shown to be the united efforts of politicians and financiers to break the strength of a burgeoning and increasingly active union movement.

Product Overview
Product NoCMS2803582
Weight (g)550 g
AuthorStuart Svensen
PublisherHesperian Press
Edition DateOct-08
Pages325
Size210 x 297 x 1mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9780859054348
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The first exhaustively researched history of the legendary strike, and the definitive history of one of the most significant industrial disputes in Australian history.

The book breaks new ground by disproving accepted myths, such as the commonly accepted view that pastoralists were motivated to take action because of falling wool prices.

The book also dispels the myth promoted by a minority of historians that union leaders in 1891 were hatching a plot to take over the colony of Queensland by armed force.

Although 12 union leaders were imprisoned for conspiracy, the only semblance of a conspiracy is shown to be the united efforts of politicians and financiers to break the strength of a burgeoning and increasingly active union movement.

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