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A corroded utopia, Don Aimer

Unions in Common Cause: The New Zealand Federation of Labour 1937-88 Peter Franks and Melanie Nolan (eds) Steele Roberts, $39.99, ISBN 9781877577338   Reconstructing New Zealand’s Labour Law: Consensus or Divergence Gordon Anderson Victoria University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9780864736574  

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Revolution or spectacle, Don Aimer

Revolution: The 1913 Great Strike in New Zealand Melanie Nolan (ed) Canterbury University Press in association with the Trade Union History Project, $34.95, ISBN 1877257400 The track record of revolutions is dismal. Failure, betrayal and despair almost assuredly await you.

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Still on the margins, Anne Else

Suffrage and Beyond ‑ International Feminist Perspectives Caroline Daley and Melanie Nolan (eds) Auckland University Press, $39.95 The movement for women’s suffrage can be said to have begun at the World Anti‑Slavery Convention held in London in 1840, where American women delegates

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Waves and ripples, Melanie Nolan

The Oxford Illustrated History of New Zealand Keith Sinclair (ed), Oxford University Press, 1990, $59.95 The People and The Land. Te Tangata Me Te Whenua Judith Bassett, Judith Binney, Erik Olssen Allen and Unwin/ Port Nicholson Press, Wellington, 1990, $59.95 History publishers

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