Revolution: The 1913 Great Strike in New Zealand

Author(s): Melanie Nolan

NZ Non Fiction

The 1913 Great Strike in New Zealand Many of New ZealandÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs leading historians came together in a 2003 conference to re-explore the 1913 Great Strike. The result is a challenging clash of views: the reader will see this strike through the eyes of the state, the police, the strikers, the militants, the moderates, the ruling and working classes. The contributors debate the issues with a vigour that sometimes matches the event itself. Nevertheless, despite the differing takes on it, no one doubts that 1913 remains the most violent strike in New ZealandÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs history: the military with naked bayonets and machine guns on our streets for all to see. Each chapter leaves us with plenty to think about, in particular, the nature and history of democracy itself. This collection will be of vital interest to those concerned with New Zealand history, law and order, class relations, the gender order and revolution.


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General Fields

  • : 9781877257407
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : 0.567
  • : April 2006
  • : 228mm X 152mm X 23mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Melanie Nolan
  • : Paperback
  • : 331.892993
  • : 320
  • : b&w photos and illustrations