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Labour Market, 1945-55

Various things have led me to consider the post-war “return to normality”. It started with the ideological establishment of the cold war, and the portrayal of the Soviet Union as new enemy against the experience of much of the demobilising military. I consider the recommencement of strikes, the re-establishment of deference, like Lee, the establishment¬† of Churchill’s reputation as a war hero and the relocation of women back in the home rather than the factory. Here are some notes. …
I look for sources on the return of workplace militancy and the traditional family.

Links

  1. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/strike-at-the-savoy-sparked-spy-fears-480590.html
  2. Strikes during wartim;  Report by Greg Dropkin, published: 29/05/03
  3. https://www.dovermuseum.co.uk/Exhibitions/Coal-Mining-in-Kent/History/Betteshanger-Colliery.aspx
  4. https://www.historyextra.com/period/second-world-war/5-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-the-bevin-boys/
  5. https://museum.wales/articles/2008-01-03/Remembering-the-Bevin-Boys-in-the-Second-World-War/
  6. https://www.striking-women.org/module/women-and-work/post-world-war-ii-1946-1970

I maybe that the book on the subject of women in the Labour Market is Work and Pay in Twentieth Century Britain by Crafts, Gazely and Newell.


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