William Walker Centenary Essays

William Walker 1870-1918: Belfast Labour Unionist Centenary Essays

Edited by Seán Byers and Francis Devine
ISBN 978-1-9164489-0-2 (hardback) 978-1-9164489-1-9 (paperback)
220 pages
Published October 2018 in an edition of 60 hardback and 75 paperback copies

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A series of articles to commemorate William Walker’s centenary:

  • Seán Byers & Francis Devine, Why William Walker?
  • Patrick Smylie, A Cautionary Antecedent: the Belfast Career of John Bruce Wallace
  • Mike Mecham, William Walker, the Socialist Poor Law Guardian of Belfast
  • Peter Collins, William Walker & Belfast Trades Council
  • Myrtle Hill, Voices From The Margins: Women and Belfast’s Early Labour Movement
  • Aaron Edwards, Preaching Socialism Without Reward? Walkerism, the Northern Ireland Labour Party, and a Very British Brand of Internationalism
  • Christopher J.V. Loughlin, The Long Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland: Labour & Progress in Loyal Ulster, 1921-1939
  • Mike Mecham, Walker in Britain: A Tribute to Bob Purdie
  • Brian Hanley, The People of No Property? Republicanism & Socialism in Twentieth Century Ireland
  • Adrian Grant, Nationalisms and International Socialism: the Connolly-Walker Controversy, 1911
  • Francis Devine, William McMullen’s Account of the Newry Dock Strike, 1907
  • Jim Quinn, ‘No Homes for People or Books’: Labour’s Housing Struggle in Enniskillen, 1915-1932
  • Francis Devine, Mistress of Her Own History: UNISON’s Anna McGonigle of Omagh
  • Connal Parr, John Hewitt: Ever Hopeful
  • ‘Divine Discontent’ and the ‘Alembic of Divine Mystery’: William Walker Address to the 1904 Irish Trades Union Congress
  • Addendum ‘A Fighter For the People’: A View of William Walker From His Union