Introduction: Rethinking the 1984-5 miners' strike Part I: Origins and outbreak 1. Collieries, communities and coalfield politics 2. Closures and workplace conflict: the origins of the strike Part II: The strike 3. The Scottish industrial politics of the strike 4. Communities and colliery-level commitment 5. Ending and aftermath 6. Legacy and conclusion Bibliography Index -- .
Jim Phillips is Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow -- .
It deserves to be read by all those interested in Scotland's recent social history and contemporary political culture. -- .