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Title: The Nottinghamshire miners, the Union of Democratic Mineworkers and the 1984-85 miners strike : scabs or scapegoats?
Author: Amos, David
ISNI:       0000 0004 2743 0350
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2012
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Taken from the introduction: One of the main aims of this study is to give a clear and coherent view of the main events, and to examine the role played by the Nottinghamshire miners in the strike of 1984-85. It will also critically analyse some of the more negative and inexact accounts of their role which have painted them as the anti-heroes in the 1984-85 strike. Basically this thesis will try and make a case that the majority of Nottinghamshire miners acted in line with their established 'custom and practice'. Fundamentally, the first half of the study (Chapters 1 to 3) is a narrative of the main events in the Nottinghamshire coalfield from c1979 to 1985 … The second half of this study (Chapters 4 to 6) is a critical analysis of some of the theories that have been put forward as to why there was an unreceptive reaction to the 1984-85 strike in the Nottinghamshire coalfield. These theories are based around the controversy surrounding the 'ballot issue' and the subsequent decision to run the strike on an area by area basis. They are critically analysed and reasons put forward as to why they may be unsustainable in their views.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HD Industries. Land use. Labor ; DA Great Britain