Britain in the 1970s: TRADE UNION HISTORY

Students in the History Department have been making use of the Modern Records Centre in their research for long essays and dissertations on the history of Britain in the 1970s. Here is a sample of what they have been doing:

Louise Machin

I am currently researching trade unions in the 1970s, with a particular focus on their relationship with the media. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) archive at the Modern Records Centre holds an abundance of documents relating to how union leaders viewed the media, the gradual acceptance of the media’s increasing power, and the realisation that unions needed to actively harness this power instead of allowing the media to dictate public opinion.  Continue reading Britain in the 1970s: TRADE UNION HISTORY