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Scottish Coal Miners in the Twentieth Century

Jim Phillips


Throughout the twentieth century Scottish miners resisted deindustrialisation through collective action and by leading the campaign for Home Rule. This book shows that coal miners occupy a central position in Scotland’s economic, social and political history. It highlights the role of miners in formulating labour movement demands for political-constitutional reforms that helped create the conditions for the establishment of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. The book examines the moral economy, which prioritised communal security and collective voice. Three different generations of Scottish coal ... More

Keywords: Coal miners, Scottish Home Rule, Scottish Parliament, Deindustrialisation, Moral Economy, Generation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474452311
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452311.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jim Phillips, author
University of Glasgow