Ewan Gibbs

Ewan Gibbs is the author of Coal Country: The Meaning and Memory of Deindustrialisation in Postwar Scotland.

Halfway​ between the end of the Second World War and the present, the 1984-85 miners’ strike marks a dividing line in Britain’s recent history. Before the strike, the country was characterised by comparative egalitarianism, the (relative) power and legitimacy of organised labour, and an industrial economy in which state industries played a prominent role. After it, economic...

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