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The Struggle for Civil LibertiesPolitical Freedom and the Rule of Law in Britain, 1914-1945$
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Keith Ewing and Conor Anthony Gearty

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198762515

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762515.001.0001

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The National Unemployed Workers’ Movement

The National Unemployed Workers’ Movement

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The Struggle for Civil Liberties

K. D. Ewing

C. A. Gearty

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the protestion that was engendered by the decisions made by the government during the 1930s after the start of the national economic collapse. This event led to a period of hardship of extraordinary breadth and severity, and it was worsened by the exceptionally harsh and blinkered reaction to the crisis by the government. This discussion includes sections that trace the origins and rise of the National Unemployed Workers' Movement (NUWM) and the response of the state to its activities.

Keywords:   protest, government, national economic collapse, 1930s, reaction, hardship, origins, National Unemployed Workers' Movement, NUWM, state

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