Dr Sheila Blackburn BA, PhD

Honorary Senior Fellow History

Publications

2011

Re-Thinking the sweatshop in Victorian and Edwardian Britain (Chapter)

Blackburn, S. C. (2011). Re-Thinking the sweatshop in Victorian and Edwardian Britain. In M. Davis (Ed.), Class and gender in british labour History (pp. 83-102). London: Merlin Press.

2009

Curse or Cure? Why Was the Enactment of Britain's 1909 Trade Boards Act so Controversial? (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. C. (2009). Curse or Cure? Why Was the Enactment of Britain's 1909 Trade Boards Act so Controversial?. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 47(2), 214-239. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00719.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00719.x

2007

'Must low pay always be with us?' (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (2007). 'Must low pay always be with us?'. Historical Studies in Industrial Relations.

A Fair Day's Wage for a Fair Day's Work? Sweated Labour and the Origins of Minimum Wage Legislation in Britain (Book)

Blackburn, S. (2007). A Fair Day's Wage for a Fair Day's Work? Sweated Labour and the Origins of Minimum Wage Legislation in Britain. M. Chase (Ed.), Aldershot, Hants: Ashgate.

2006

Between the Devil of Cheap Labour Competition and the Deep Sea of Family Poverty?' Sweated Labour in Time and Place, 1840–1914 (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (2006). Between the Devil of Cheap Labour Competition and the Deep Sea of Family Poverty?' Sweated Labour in Time and Place, 1840–1914. Labour History Review, 71(2), 99-121. doi:10.1179/174581806x131889

DOI: 10.1179/174581806x131889

2005

"To be poor and to be honest ... is the hardest struggle of all": sweated needlewomen and campaigns for protective legislation, 1840-1914 (Chapter)

Blackburn, S. (2005). "To be poor and to be honest ... is the hardest struggle of all": sweated needlewomen and campaigns for protective legislation, 1840-1914. In B. Harris (Ed.), Fashion and Famine: Needlewomen in the Nineteenth Century (pp. 243-257). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing.

2002

“Princesses and Sweated-Wage Slaves Go Well Together”: Images of British Sweated Workers, 1843–1914 (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. C. (2002). “Princesses and Sweated-Wage Slaves Go Well Together”: Images of British Sweated Workers, 1843–1914. International Labor and Working-Class History, 61. doi:10.1017/s0147547902000042

DOI: 10.1017/s0147547902000042

2001

'Gender, work and labour history: a response to Carol Morgan' (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (2001). 'Gender, work and labour history: a response to Carol Morgan'. Women's History Review, 10(1), 121-135.

2000

"'The harm that the sweater does lives after him': The Webbs, the Responsible Employer, and the Minimum Wage Campaign (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (2000). "'The harm that the sweater does lives after him': The Webbs, the Responsible Employer, and the Minimum Wage Campaign. Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, 10, 5-41.

1999

'A very moderate socialist indeed? R. H. Tawney and Minimum Wages' (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (1999). 'A very moderate socialist indeed? R. H. Tawney and Minimum Wages'. Twentieth Century British History, 10, 107-136.

1997

¿"No necessary connection with homework¿: gender and sweated labour, 1840-1909¿ (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (1997). ¿"No necessary connection with homework¿: gender and sweated labour, 1840-1909¿. Social History, 22, 269-285.

¿Women and the British Welfare State Since 1945¿ (Chapter)

Blackburn, S. (1997). ¿Women and the British Welfare State Since 1945¿. In A. Knotter, B. Altena, & D. Damsa (Eds.), Labour, Social Policy and the Welfare State (pp. 183-195). Amsterdam: International Institute of Social History.

1995

How useful are feminist theories of the welfare state? (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (1995). How useful are feminist theories of the welfare state?. Women's History Review, 4(3), 369-394. doi:10.1080/09612029500200091

DOI: 10.1080/09612029500200091

1991

'Interpreting sweating and women's paid work at home' (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (1991). 'Interpreting sweating and women's paid work at home'. Labour History Review, 56(3), 10-15.

¿Ideology and social policy: The origins of the Trade Boards Act¿ (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (1991). ¿Ideology and social policy: The origins of the Trade Boards Act¿. Historical Journal, 34(1), 43-64.

1988

'Sweated labour and the Trade Boards Act of 1909: a missed opportunity?' (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (1988). 'Sweated labour and the Trade Boards Act of 1909: a missed opportunity?'. Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Labour History, 53(3), 30-31.

¿The Problem of Riches: From Trade Boards to a National Minimum Wage¿ (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (1988). ¿The Problem of Riches: From Trade Boards to a National Minimum Wage¿. Industrial Relations Journal, 19, 124-138.

¿Working Class Attitudes to Social Reform: Black Country Chainmakers and Anti-Sweating Legislation, 1880-1930' (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (1988). ¿Working Class Attitudes to Social Reform: Black Country Chainmakers and Anti-Sweating Legislation, 1880-1930'. International Review of Social History, 33, 42-69.

1987

'Employers and Social Policy: Black Country Chainmakers, the Minimum Wage Campaign and the Cradley Heath Strike of 1910' (Journal article)

Blackburn, S. (1987). 'Employers and Social Policy: Black Country Chainmakers, the Minimum Wage Campaign and the Cradley Heath Strike of 1910'. Midland History, 12, 85-102.

1979

'The Punishment of Incest Act 1908:A Case Study of Law Creation' (Journal article)

Bailey, V., & Blackburn, S. (1979). 'The Punishment of Incest Act 1908:A Case Study of Law Creation'. Criminal Law Review, 685-74, 708-718.