Published by Anvil Press, 1972 , and reprinted in 1976, this is a standard work on Irish Union history, by journalist and lecturer Brian Boyd, of Queens University Belfast.
Condition - mark from a peeled label on back cover, fade to spine, light to moderate creasing to covers, as well as a former secondhand stamp to the title page. Binding tight.
The history of Trade Unionism in Ireland is interwoven with the political history of the country - Daniel O'connell was an enemy of trde unions, while Michael Davitt, himself a former mill worker was a promoter of Trade Unionism. Irish trade unionist agaitated for union recognition in England, ( the leader of the chartists was an Irishman, Fergus O'Connor) , and John Doherty from Donegal was a pioneering union leader in Manchester. Jim Larkin and his struggles in Dublin during te Lockout became known worldwide.
Not a collectable condition copy, but a fair to good reading/reference copy of an imporatant work, now out of print.