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Strike!The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson$
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David Lee McMullen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034867

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034867.001.0001

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Working-Class Poverty

Working-Class Poverty

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(p.3) 1 Working-Class Poverty
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Strike!
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David Lee McMullen

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0001

This chapter throws light on the personal and family background of labor activist Ellen Dawson. Dawson was brought up in a working-class background. Like the vast majority of working-class families of the period, the Dawsons were trapped in a day-to-day, hand-to-mouth existence where survival was often their sole objective. Unquestionably, the Dawson family was at the very bottom of the Scottish working class. They were among the poorest of Britain's working poor.

Keywords:   working class, Dawsons, family, Scotland, working poor, Ellen Dawson

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