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Introduction: folklore, memory, and the volunteers of 1926

Rachelle Hope Saltzman

in A Lark for the Sake of Their Country

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780719079771
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781704080 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.003.0001
Introduction: folklore, memory, and the volunteers of 1926

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The “Introduction” sets up the issues for this work—the modern image of the General Strike volunteers, the history of the strike and its socio-economic roots in World War I. It also frames the behaviour of the volunteers with their social history, providing background and analysis of middle and upper-class leisure and play traditions.

Keywords: Volunteers; World War I; General Strike; Play traditions; Memory; Folklore

Chapter.  11552 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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