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This classic of labour history was originally published by the Left Book Club in 1939, just three years after the Jarrow March. Written by Jarrow's firebrand Labour MP Ellen Wilkinson, The Town That Was Murdered conveys how lives were devastated when large finance firms drove local shipbuilding firms to bankruptcy and destroyed jobs.
The book helped to usher in the welfare state and the Labour government of 1945. This special edition has a new introduction by Gargi Bhattacharyya which explains how it can be used in practical ways to address our own struggles with precarious work and unemployment under capitalism today.
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