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Printers and politics: a history of the Australian printing unions, 1850-1950

Hagan, Jim


Printing from movable type began in Europe in the fifteenth century, and those who commanded 'the art and mystery of printing' had a special place in society as men of skill, learning, and comfortable means. When the industrial revolution lowered the status of their craft, printers formed their first trade unions in an attempt to preserve or regain established privileges. Some of those who sought work in Australia during the gold rushes formed unions in the 1850s from which present-day unions...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1966
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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