The Art and Ideology of the Trade Union Emblem, 1850-1925

Ravenhill-Johnson, Annie and James, Paula (2013). The Art and Ideology of the Trade Union Emblem, 1850-1925. London: Anthem Press.



This volume of essays analyses the influences and motivation behind the imagery of Trade Union certificates and banners, probing their complexity as artefacts and ideological statements. In ten expert chapters organised by themes and figures, Annie Ravenhill-Johnson explores the commissioning, production and design of around 60 emblems which reflect the identity and aspirations of the labouring classes. Paula James (editor) raises issues for Classical Reception Studies and Labour history research in the introductory and concluding essays.

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