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Description - What would Keir Hardie say? by Pauline Bryan

Keir Hardie is a significant figure in British history. He is known as the founder of the Labour Party but his influence went much wider. 100 years after his death the question is still often asked, "What would Keir Hardie say?" A group of distinguished writers have come together to write about different aspects of Hardie's life and legacy: Fran Abrams, Melissa Benn, Jeremy Corbyn, John Callow, Bob Holman, Cathy Jamieson, William Knox, Richard Leonard, Owen Smith, Dave Watson, Barry Winter. Each of them tackles one aspect of Hardie's varied interests from his support for women's suffrage, his internationalism, to his central role in the foundation of the Labour Party. Each essay considers the relevance of Keir Hardie's work to our lives today. The Foreword by Keir Hardie's great granddaughter, Dolores May Arias, reminds us that as well as his huge public presence, Hardie was a family man. And like so many great figures in history his family paid a price.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781910745151
ISBN-10: 1910745154
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Luath Press Ltd
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Pauline Bryan

Pauline Bryan was asked by the Keir Hardie Society to produce a book of essays to commemorate Keir Hardie. She is well placed to do this as she was a member of the Independent Labour Party and the Labour Party and previously worked for the Fabian Society. She jointly edited Class, Nation and Socialism: The Red Paper on Scotland 2014 and contributed to The Red Paper on Scotland 2005, Scotland's Road to Socialism: Time to Choose 2013 and A Modest Proposal: For the Agreement of the People. For 8 years she edited The Citizen magazine for the Scottish Labour Campaign for Socialism.