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Ulster Workers' Council (UWC) Strike - A Selected Reading List

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Text: Martin Melaugh ... Research: Fionnuala McKenna and Martin Melaugh
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The following is a draft list of selected reading material on the Ulster Workers' Council (UWC) strike of May 1974. The list may be of use while the CAIN web pages on this Key Event are being completed. The reader should also consult the CAIN bibliography for other references to this event and for the full citations to the following items.

Key Texts

Anderson (1994) Fourteen May Days: The Inside Story of the Loyalist Strike of 1974.

Fisk (1975) The Point of No Return: The Strike Which Broke the British in Ulster.

Gillespie (1994) Loyalist Politics and the Ulster Workers' Council Strike of 1974. (PhD Thesis, QUB).


General Reference Texts

Bardon, Jonathan. (1992). A History of Ulster. Belfast: Blackstaff Press. ... [2636]

Bew, Paul., and Gillespie, Gordon. (1999). Northern Ireland: A Chronology, 1968-1999. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. ... [3882]

Coogan, Tim Pat. (1997). The Troubles, Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace. Boulder, Colo: Roberts Rinehart Publishers. ... [2872]

Cox, Michael., Guelke, Adrian., and Stephen, Fiona. (eds) (2006). A Farewell to Arms? From 'Long War' to Long Peace in Northern Ireland, (second edition). Manchester: Manchester University Press. ... [18951]

Elliott, Sydney., and Flackes, W. D. (1999). Northern Ireland: A Political Directory, 1968-1999. Belfast: Blackstaff Press. ... [3982]

Hennessey, Thomas. (1997). A History of Northern Ireland, 1920-1996. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. ... [3190]

Hill, J.R. (2010). A New History of Ireland, Volume VII: Ireland, 1921-84. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ... [18948]

McKittrick, David. (2004). Lost Lives: The Stories of the Men, Women and Children Who Died Through the Northern Ireland Troubles (3rd Ed.). Edinburgh: Mainstream. ... [6894]

McKittrick, David., and McVea, David. (2000). Making Sense of the Troubles. Belfast: Blackstaff Press. ... [4160]

O'Leary, Brendan., and McGarry, John. (1993). The Politics of Antagonism: Understanding Northern Ireland. London: Athlone Press. ... [1476]

Patterson, Henry (2006). Ireland since 1939: Modernisation and the Persistence of Conflict (New revised and updated). Dublin: Penguin. ... [10867]

Sutton, Malcolm. (1994). Bear in Mind these Dead: An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland, 1969-1993. Belfast: Beyond the Pale Publications. ... [1780]

Sutton, Malcolm. (2001). Sutton Index of Deaths, 1969-2001, (A searchable database of information on all the deaths that occurred as a result of the conflict). CAIN: ... [13871]

Whyte, John. (1990). Interpreting Northern Ireland. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ... [1909]


See also the list of source material related to the UWC strike.

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