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Number of Pages: 52
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Author: Vincent Price
Street Date: July 31, 2019
Item Number (DPCI): 247-59-5985
Arthur Scargill, born in Worsbrough Dale near Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire on 11th January 1938, is a British trade unionist and politician, who was President of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) from 1982 to 2002. Joining the NUM at the age of nineteen in 1957, Scargill became one of its leading activists in the late 1960s. He led an unofficial strike in 1969 then played a key organising role during the strikes of 1972 and 1974, the latter of which helped in the downfall of Edward Heath's Conservative government.
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