Guilty and proud of it! : Poplar's rebel councillors and guardians, 1919-25 /

This is the story of ̀Poplarism': the conflict of socialist Labour councillors and poor law guardians with the central authorities that ran from their election in 1919 through to 1925, and which peaked with the ̀Poplar Rates Revolt' of 1921.

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Author / Creator:Booth, Janine.
Imprint:Pontypool, Wales : Merlin Press, c2009.
Description:198 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Labour Party (Great Britain) -- History -- 20th century.
Labour Party (Great Britain)
Poor laws -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Politics and government
Poor laws.
Poplar (London, England) -- History -- 20th century.
London (England) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1910-1936.
England -- London.
England -- London -- Poplar.
Great Britain.
History.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8120536
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ISBN:0850366941
9780850366945
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [156]-198) and index.
Summary:This is the story of ̀Poplarism': the conflict of socialist Labour councillors and poor law guardians with the central authorities that ran from their election in 1919 through to 1925, and which peaked with the ̀Poplar Rates Revolt' of 1921.
The rates revolt was one of the most dramatic and colourful episodes in Labour history. In defence of the livelihoods of their constituents, councillors in Poplar - one of Britain's poorest boroughs - refused to levy a portion of the rates in protest at the injustice of the rating system, enjoying the massive and mobilised support of those they defended. As a result, George Lansbury and his fellow London Labour councillors (including his son and daughter-in-law Edgar and Minnie) spent six weeks in prison. --Book Jacket.
Other form:Online version: Booth, Janine. Guilty and proud of it! Pontypool, Wales : Merlin Press, c2009