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Title: William Walker : social activism and Belfast labourism
Author: Mecham, Michael G.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7425 2534
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: St Mary's University, Twickenham
Date of Award: 2018
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This thesis examines the social and political activism of the Belfast labour movement though one of its leaders, William Walker (1870 - 1918). It reassesses his place in Irish historiography which often dismissed him despite his acknowledged prominence in early twentieth century Ireland. The thesis argues that Walker has been narrowly defined as a political activist and makes the case for broadening the understanding of him through his social activism. [...]. The thesis conclused by arguing that Walker deserves greater recogniition for his courage, sense of dury and commitment to improving working-class conditions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: 941 History of Ireland