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The East End Strikes Back

Workers Educational Association
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8 to 10 weeks
52 GBP
Billericay
Next available date: Contact for dates - Billericay

Course description

The East End Strikes Back:

The course looks at the social problems caused by the industrial revolution, particularly poverty and inequality, and how those in power attempted to cope with the resulting political pressures. The dramatic events in London in 1888 and 1889 are set in this national context The course also studies how this movement, inspired by economic circumstances, went on to influence a national political realignment which eventually led to the replacement of the Liberal party by the Labour party. The course examines the causes and consequences of the sudden eruption of militant trade unionism in the East End of London by unskilled labourers at the end of the 1880s.

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No Qualification

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Workers Educational Association

Workers Educational Association

Founded in 1903, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. With the support of nearly 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 10,000 members, we deliver friendly, accessible and enjoyable courses for...


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Workers Educational Association

4 Luke Street
EC2A 4XW London

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