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Sources on the British Miners` Strike 1984-85 - Einzelansicht

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SWS 2 Semester SoSe 2021
Einrichtung Historisches Institut   Sprache englisch
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Belegungsfrist 06.04.2021 - 10.05.2021

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The British miners´ strike of 1984/85 was one of the biggest industrial dispute in post-war British history. In an attempt to stop mining closures and the loss of jobs, thousands of miners came out in protest and went on strike for over a year. In the end, the miners were unable to push through their demands and returned to the collieries in March 1985. This meant victory for Margaret Thatcher´s liberal reforms to transform the economy and curb the influence of trade unions. Thus, it was a decisive step in reshaping the British economy in the 1980s.

Today, with the last mine having been closed down in 2015, the UK deep mining industry has completely disappeared. However, the escalating violence during the strike, its lasting consequences for miners’ communities and British society ensured that the dispute is deeply entrenched in British collective memory.
The events have been recorded and commented on in a variety of sources: Government documents, memoirs of protagonists, oral accounts by striking miners, activists and politicians, artistic interpretation such as in novels, films and pop music. This course aims to develop critical source analysis skills through the study of these diverse sources on the strike.
By working on these sources, students will learn how to interpret and analyse sources, work with scientific literature and present the results of their analysis.
Please note: The course will be held in English and literature will be provided in English. It requires an appropriate level of language proficiency, especially in terms of reading comprehension and conversation skills.
This course will take place online.
Literatur Arnold, Jörg: Vom Verlierer zum Gewinner – und zurück. Der Coal Miner als Schlüsselfigur der britischen Zeitgeschichte, in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 42,2 (2016), S. 266–297
Beckett, Francis / Hencke, David: Marching to the Fault Line. The Miners’ Strike and the Battle for Industrial Britain, London 2009
Howell, David: Defiant Dominoes: Working Miners and the 1984-5 Strike, in: Ben Jackson / Robert Saunders (Hrsg.): Making Thatcher’s Britain, Cambridge 2012, S. 148–164
Leeworthy, Daryl: The Secret Life of Us. 1984, the Miners’ Strike and the Place of Biography in Writing History ‘From Below’, in: European Review of History 19,5 (2012), S. 825-846
Phillips, Jim: Containing, Isolating and Defeating the Miners. The UK Cabinet Ministerial Group on Coal and the Three Phases of the 1984-85 Strike, in: Historical Studies in Industrial Relations 35 (2014), S. 117–141
Taylor, Andrew: The NUM and British Politics, Bd. 2: 1969-1995, Aldershot 2005.
Leistungsnachweis Study achievement: Preparatory reading, regular active participation in the seminar discussion, oral presentation.
Examination: Source analysis (10 pages).

Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester SoSe 2021 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024