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'The legacies of wartime strikes: interwar women trade union leaders in France and Britain' talk by Alison Fell

Alison Fell's talk will consider the impact of industrial action during the First World War on French and British women workers. It will concentrate in particular on some case studies of working class women whose initiation into trade unionism during the war led to political careers in the 1920s and 1930s.

Alison is Professor of French Cultural History at the University of Leeds, and was chair of the Steering Group forĀ Legacies of War 1914-18/2014-18, a series of research projects and outreach activities with over fifty partners in Yorkshire.

The talk is part of the Invisible Histories series. Admission free; light refreshments afterwards.

Who to contact

Women Trade Union Leaders

Where to go

Working Class Movement Libraray
51 Crescent
M5 4WX

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Wednesday 6 May, 2pm - 3pm