Striking a Light by Sheila Rowbotham
The Bryant and May Matchwomen and their Place in History

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The story of one of the most important strikes in labour history revealingthe significance and truth of what actually happened.>

About Sheila Rowbotham

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Louise Raw is a Labour historian with a background in the Trade Union movement and political campaigning. She has spoken throughout the world and in the media about her research into the matchwomen's strike. She has appeared on television and radio as well as delivering many talks in the local and Union communities.Sheila Rowbotham is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK. The author of the seminal works A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the US (Penguin) and Promise of a Dream: Remembering the Sixties (Penguin), a symposium on her historical work was organised at the American Historical Association in 1994. She has lectured extensively throughout the world and recently contributed the introduction to the new translation of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex.
Published May 16, 2009 by Continuum International Publishing Group. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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