Oberon Books Ltd
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781783199846
RRP: £9.99
PUBLICATION DATE: November 30, 2015


Mrs Barbour’s Daughters

By (author) A. J. Taudevin

In 1915, Mary Barbour led 20,000 women in Glasgow’s Rent Strikes. Mary Barbour’s Army fought against evictions from their homes with bundles of washing, cooking pots and wooden spoons. They won. 100 years on, an old woman sits in a sinking Govan tenement, battling her memories and reaching for an idea of a time which put all of us first. The 2014 Oran Mor production, in association with the Traverse, played to sold-out audiences. This year the play returns to Glasgow to join the city’s celebrations of the centenary of the Rent Strikes when the Clydeside blazed with political activism. As well as the play, the book will include a history of the Glasgow rent strikes, an essay on Mary Barbour and a small collection of Scots political songs as a centenary celebration. Contributors to include feminist historian Catriona Burness, Trades Unions activist Mary Lockhart and Liz Lochhead.

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