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Labour History Review (1998), 63, (3), 377–386.

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The following two compilations of recent books draw on the majority of volumes which accumulated during the changeover between two reviews editors and the transition in the Labour History Review to more articles and fewer reviews per issue. In future books which have not been reviewed will be listed annually as books received Google Scholar

Jeremy Black and Donald M. Macraild, Studying History, Macmillan, 1997, pp. xiv + 225, p/b, £8.99, ISBN 0 333 68795 7 Studying History xiv + 225 Google Scholar

Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson (eds), The Oral History Reader, Routledge, 1998, pp. xiii + 479, h/b, £55.00, ISBN 0 415 133513; p/b, £16.99, ISBN 0 415 13352 1 The Oral History Reader xiii + 479 Google Scholar

Peter Clarke, Hope and Glory. Britain 1900-1990, Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 1997, pp. 454, p/b, £8.99, ISBN 0 140148 30 2 Hope and Glory. Britain 1900-1990 454 Google Scholar

Edward Royle, Modern Britain. A Social History, 1750-1997, Arnold, 2nd ed. 1997, pp. xviii + 472, p/b, £15.99, ISBN 0 340 57944 7 Modern Britain. A Social History, 1750-1997 xviii + 472 Google Scholar

Rodney Barker, Political Ideas in Modern Britain. In and After the 20th Century, Routledge, 1997, h/b, £45.00, ISBN 0 415 16166 5; p/b, £14.99, ISBN 0 415 07121 6 Political Ideas in Modern Britain. In and After the 20th Century Google Scholar

Peter Mathias and John A. Davis (eds), Enterprise and Labour. From the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Blackwell, 1996, pp. 214, p/b, £40.00, ISBN 0 631 17407 9 Enterprise and Labour. From the Eighteenth Century to the Present 214 Google Scholar

Donald Winch, Riches and Poverty. An Intellectual History of Political Economy of Britain, 1750-1834, Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. xi + 428, h/b, £50.00, ISBN 0 521 55105 6; p/b, £16.95, ISBN 0 521 55920 0 Riches and Poverty. An Intellectual History of Political Economy of Britain, 1750-1834 xi + 428 Google Scholar

Roger Lloyd-Jones and M. J. Lewis, British Industrial Capitalism since the Industrial Revolution, University College Press, 1998, pp. xiii + 275, p/b, £12.95, ISBN 1 85728 409 7 British Industrial Capitalism since the Industrial Revolution xiii + 275 Google Scholar

J. Rogers Hollingsworth and Robert Boyer (eds), Contemporary Capitalism. The Embeddedness of Institutions, Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp. xvi + 493, h/b, £45.00, ISBN 0 521 56165 5 Contemporary Capitalism. The Embeddedness of Institutions xvi Google Scholar

Robert Service, A History of Twentieth Century Russia, Allen Lane, the Penguin Press, 1997, pp. xxxiv + 654, h/b, £25.00, ISBN 0 713 99148 8; Ian Kershaw and Moshe Lewin, Stalinism and Nazism: Dictatorships in Comparison, Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp. 381, h/b, £45.00, ISBN 0 521 56345 3; p/b, £15.95, ISBN 0 521 56521 9 A History of Twentieth Century Russia xxxiv Google Scholar

Leon Trotsky, The History of the Russian Revolution (Intro, by Tony Cliff), Pluto Press, 1997, pp. xii + 1290, p/b, £19.99, ISBN 0 904383 41 5 The History of the Russian Revolution xii Google Scholar

Andre Liebich, From The Other Shore. Russian Social Democracy After 1921, Harvard University Press, 1997, pp. xi + 476, h/b, £31.95, ISBN 0 674 32517 6 From The Other Shore. Russian Social Democracy After 1921 xi Google Scholar

David R. Shearer, Industry, State and Society in Stalin's Russia, 1926-1934, Cornell University Press, 1996, pp. xiv + 263, p/b, $18.95, ISBN 0 8014 8385 9 Industry, State and Society in Stalin's Russia, 1926-1934 xiv Google Scholar

Tim Hitchcock, English Sexualities, 1700-1899, Macmillan, 1997, pp. ix + 172, h/b, £37.50, ISBN 0 333 61834 3; p/b, £11.99, ISBN 0 333 61835 1 English Sexualities, 1700-1899 ix Google Scholar

Una A. Robertson, The Illustrated History of the Housewife, 1650-1950, Sutton Publishing, 1997, pp. xii + 204, h/b, £19.99, ISBN 0 7509 0925 0 The Illustrated History of the Housewife, 1650-1950 xii + 204 Google Scholar

Barbara Harrison, Not Only The ‘Dangerous Trades’. Women's Work and Health in Britain, 1880-1914, University College London Press, 1996, pp. xiii + 283, p/b, £13.95, ISBN 0 7484 0145 8 Not Only The ‘Dangerous Trades’. Women's Work and Health in Britain, 1880-1914 xiii Google Scholar

Jose Harris, William Beveridge. A Biography, Oxford University Press, rev. ed., 1997, pp. x + 511, p/b, £18.99, ISBN 0 19 820685 2 William Beveridge. A Biography x Google Scholar

Hywel Francis and Dai Smith, The Fed. A History of the South Wales Miners in the Twentieth Century, University of Wales Press, 1998, pp. xxviii + 530, p/b, £14.95, ISBN 0 7083 1422 8 The Fed. A History of the South Wales Miners in the Twentieth Century xxviii Google Scholar

David Ridley (Foreword), Hetton-Le-Hole Pitmatic Talk 100 Years Ago. A Dialect Dictionary of 1895 (ed. Revd. F. M. T. Palgrave, Hetton Curate, 1890-1893), Johnstone-Carr Publications, PO Box 140, Gateshead NE8 3YP, 1997, pp. 11 + xii + 52, p/b, £4.99 plus p&p UK 80p, Eur £1 50, ISBN 0 9531402 0 2 Hetton-Le-Hole Pitmatic Talk 100 Years Ago. A Dialect Dictionary of 1895 11 Google Scholar

John Callaghan, Great Power Complex. British Imperialism, International Crises and National Decline 1914-1951, Pluto Press, 1997, pp. xi + 144, h/b, £30.00, ISBN 0 7453 1184 9; p/b, £9.99, ISBN 0 7453 1179 2 Great Power Complex. British Imperialism, International Crises and National Decline 1914-1951 xi Google Scholar

Brian Dooley, Black and Green. The Fight for Civil Rights in Northern Ireland and Black America, Pluto Press, 1998, pp. xi + 178, h/b, £40.00, ISBN 0 7453 1211 X; p/b, £12.99, ISBN 0 7435 1295 0 Black and Green. The Fight for Civil Rights in Northern Ireland and Black America xi Google Scholar

Patrick O'Sullivan (ed.), Irish Women and Irish Migration, Vol. 4, The Irish World Wide, History, Heritage, Identity, Leicester University Press, 1997, p/b, £16.99, ISBN 0 7185 0115 2 Irish Women and Irish Migration, Vol. 4, The Irish World Wide, History, Heritage, Identity Google Scholar

John Grayson (ed. Maggie Walker), Opening the Window. Revealing the Hidden History of Tenants Organisations, Tenants Participation Advisory Service, Brunswick House, Broad Street, Salford M6 SBZ and Northern College, 1998, pp. 56, £7.00 (£3.50 Tenants and Members of TPAS), ISBN 1 871 796 50 4 Opening the Window. Revealing the Hidden History of Tenants Organisations 56 Google Scholar

Gary B. Magee, Productivity and Performance in the Paper Industry. Labour, Capital and Technology in Britain and America, 1860-1914, Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp. xvi + 293, h/b, £40.00, ISBN 0 521 58197 4 Productivity and Performance in the Paper Industry. Labour, Capital and Technology in Britain and America, 1860-1914 xvi Google Scholar

William G. Roy, Socializing Capital. The Rise of the Large Industrial Corporation in America, Princeton University Press, 1997, pp. xv + 338, h/b, £29.50, ISBN 0 691 04353 1 Socializing Capital. The Rise of the Large Industrial Corporation in America xv Google Scholar

Joseph A. McCartin, Labor's Great War. The Struggle for Industrial Democracy and the Origins of Modern American Labor Relations, 1912-1921, University of North Carolina Press, 1997, pp. xvi + 303, h/b, $49.95, ISBN 0 8078 2372 4; p/b, $18.95, ISBN 0 8078 4679 1; Jeffrey Haydu, Making American Industry Safe for Democracy. Comparative Perspectives on the State and Employee Representation in the Era of World War 1, University of Illinois Press, 1997, pp. x + 261, h/b, $49.95, ISBN 0 252 02289 0; p/b, $21.95, ISBN 0 252 06628 6 Labor's Great War. The Struggle for Industrial Democracy and the Origins of Modern American Labor Relations, 1912-1921 xvi Google Scholar

Tom Juravich, William E Hartford and James R. Green, Commonwealth of Toil. Chapters in the History of Massachusetts Workers and Their Unions, University of Massachussetts Press, 1996, pp. xii + 193, p/b, £19.00, ISBN 1 55849 046 9 Commonwealth of Toil. Chapters in the History of Massachusetts Workers and Their Unions xii Google Scholar

Nelson Lichenstein, Walter Reuther. The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit, University of Illinois Press, 1997, pp. xiii + 575, p/b, $19.95, ISBN 0 252 06626 X Walter Reuther. The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit xiii Google Scholar

Cameron L. Macdonald and Carmen Sirianni (eds), Working in the Service Industry, Temple University Press, 1996, pp. x + 362, h/b, £47.95, ISBN 1 56639 479 1; p/b, £19.95, ISBN 1 56639 480 5 Working in the Service Industry x Google Scholar

Benjamin K. Hunnicutt, Kellogg's Six-Hour Day, Temple University Press, 1996, pp. x + 261, h/b, $59.95, ISBN 1 56639 447 3; p/b, $24.95, ISBN 1 56639 448 1 Kellogg's Six-Hour Day x Google Scholar

Ellen Graff, Stepping Left. Dance and Politics in New York City, 1928-1942, Duke University Press, 1997, pp. xi + 248, h/b, £47.50, ISBN 0 8223 1953 5; p/b, £15.95, ISBN 0 8223 1948 9 Stepping Left. Dance and Politics in New York City, 1928-1942 xi Google Scholar

Keith Walden, Becoming Modern in Toronto. The Industrial Exhibition and the Shaping of Late Victorian Culture, University of Toronto Press, 1997, pp. xx + 430, h/b, £41.00, ISBN 0 8020 0885 2; p/b, £18.00, ISBN 0 8020 7870 2 Becoming Modern in Toronto xx Google Scholar

Ronald C. Tobey, Technology as Freedom. The Mew Deal and the Electrical Modernization of the American Home, University of California Press, 1996, pp. xviii + 316, h/b, £28.00, ISBN 0 520 20421 2 Technology as Freedom. The Mew Deal and the Electrical Modernization of the American Home xviii Google Scholar

Bob Hesketh, Major Douglas and Alberta Social Credit, University of Toronto Press, 1997, pp. x + 315, h/b, £38.00, ISBN 0 8020 4148 5; p/b, £14.25, ISBN 0 8020 7994 6 Major Douglas and Alberta Social Credit x Google Scholar

Dee Garceau, The Important Things of Life. Women, Work and Family in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, 1880-1929, University of Nebraska Press, 1997, pp. x + 215, h/b, £42.75, ISBN 0 8032 2163 0 The Important Things of Life. Women, Work and Family in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, 1880-1929 x Google Scholar

Bettina Bradbury, Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal, Oxford University Press, 1997, pp. 310, £10.99, ISBN 0 19 541211 7. David Wellman, The Union Makes Us Strong. Radical Unionism on the San Francisco Waterfront, reviewed in Labour History Review, 62, 2 (1997) is now also available in paperback, Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp. xvii + 364, £16.95, ISBN 0 521 62968 Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal 310 Google Scholar

Hal S. Barron, Mixed Harvest. The Second Great Transformation in the Rural North, 1870-1930, University of North Carolina Press, 1997, pp. xiv + 301, h/b, $49.95, ISBN 0 8078 2354 6; p/b, $18.95, ISBN 0 8078 4659 7 Mixed Harvest. The Second Great Transformation in the Rural North, 1870-1930 xiv Google Scholar

Ross M. Paulson, Liberty, Equality, and Justice. Civil Rights, Women's Rights and the Regulation of Business, 1865-1932, Duke University Press, 1997, pp. vii + 361, h/b, £56.95, ISBN 0 8223 1982 9; p/b, £19.95, ISBN 0 8223 1991 8 Liberty, Equality, and Justice. Civil Rights, Women's Rights and the Regulation of Business, 1865-1932 vii Google Scholar

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