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PUBLICATION DATE: May 15, 2020
John Wheatley, Catholic Socialism, and Irish Labour in the West of Scotland, 1906-1924
By (author) Gerry C. Gunnin
First published in 1987. This examination of the career of John Wheatley indicates the way in which one Irishman – reared among Liberal and Radical coal miners and taught by Roman Catholic priests and nationalist leaders to regard obedience to the Catholic Church and promotion of Home Rule as the vital interests for Irish Catholics – became a Socialist and adapted his Radical political views and devotional Roman Catholic convictions to a Parliamentary and Catholic Socialism. This title will be of interest to scholars and students of British and Labour history.