Memoir of James Keir Hardie, M.P., and tributes to his work

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Hardie, James Keir, 1856-1915., Labour Party (Great Britain) -- History., Working class -- Great Britain -- Political activity -- History., Socialism -- Great Britain -- His


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Statementby Robert Smillie, J. Ramsay Macdonald, and Mary MacArthur.
ContributionsMacDonald, James Ramsay, 1866-1937., MacArthur, Mary R. 1880-1921.
LC ClassificationsHD8393.H3 S65 1915
The Physical Object
Pagination56 p., [4] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2969520M
LC Control Number84216013

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James Keir, the illegitimate son of Mary Keir, a servant from Legbrannock, near Holytown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, was born on 15th August, It is possible that his father was William Aitkin, a miner. Three years later Mary married David Hardie, a ship's carpenter from Falkirk.

After this date he was known as James Keir Hardie. (1). Memoir of James Keir Hardie, M.P., and tributes to his work by Robert Smillie, J.

Ramsay Macdonald, M.P., and Mary MacArthur by James Keir Hardie, Mary Reid Macarthur, et al. James Keir Hardie was born on 15 August in a two-roomed cottage on the western edge of Newhouse, Lanarkshire near Holytown, a small town close to Motherwell in Scotland.

His mother, Mary Keir, was a domestic servant and his stepfather, David Hardie, was a ship's carpenter. (He had little or no contact with his biological father, a miner from Lanarkshire named William Aitken.)Born: James Keir Hardie, 15 August. As a politician his speeches are now revered by socialists worldwide, he was good for a one liner M.P., so here is my compilation of 15 of the best James Keir Hardie quotes.

Quotes About James Keir Hardie. James Connolly of the Workers Republic spoke in tribute to his contribution to politics: "James Keir Hardie was to the labour movement a. A Romantic Biography of James Keir Hardie, in It has the lot: the struggle against poverty, the self education, the cloth cap, the man of unbending principle, the archetypal Scot whose heart was always in Cumnock with his wife and family, but who was driven to work endlessly for the : W.

Hamish Fraser. When James Keir Hardie died in he was reviled by much of the political establishment but the past years have seen his reputation grow as. and tributes to his work book J. Keir Hardie, (born Aug. 15,Legbrannock, Lanark, Scot.—died Sept. 26,Glasgow), British labour leader, first to represent the workingman in Parliament as an Independent () and first to lead the Labour Party in the House of Commons ().

A dedicated socialist, he was also an outspoken pacifist (from the time of the South African, or Boer, War, –) and the chief. James Keir Hardie, the Labour Party founder and statesman, died on the 26th of September, To say that James Keir Hardie came from a very humble background is an understatement of almost epic proportions.

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Having entered this world as the illegitimate son of a domestic servant in 19th Century Scotland, Hardie could have had hardly a more lowly beginning and nobody would argue against his.

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Keir Hardie speaking at a peace rally in Trafalgar Square, London, 2 August(). James Keir Hardie () was a Scottish trade unionist and founder member of the Labour Party. As well as championing wokers' rights, he was also a prominent supporter of. His mother later married David Hardie, a carpenter.

Keir Hardie was sent to work as a baker's delivery boy aged eight without any schooling, and was the sole wage-earner of the family. By the age. James Keir Hardie (15 August – 26 September ) was a Scottish socialist and labour leader, and was the first independent labour Member of Parliament (MPs) in the UK Parliament, seven years before the start of the Labour Party.

He was born in Newhouse, worked as a coal miner, but his bosses stopped him from working when he made a union. Keir Hardy.

James Keir Hardie was born in Holytown near Motherwell in Scotland on 15 August He was the illegitimate son of a domestic servant and a. A book co-authored by a Labour former first minister, however, claims James Keir Hardie was an intolerant xenophobe who indulged in crude racial stereotyping and castigated foreigners for taking.

His background and his Christian faith built a character which sought from an early age to help his fellow man. Keir Hardy worked in the coal mines from the age of 10 and by the age of 20 was a skilled practical miner. As a caring Christian evangelist, Keir Hardy learned the art of preaching.

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Born James Keir in Lanarkshire as the illegitimate son of a miner inthe future leader was raised by his devoted mother Mary, who then married an alcoholic carpenter named Hardie. Series of short animated documentaries about politicians before Art direction, animation, sound design and compositing by Rogier Wieland () Script by.

Born simply as James Kerr, he was furnished, aged three, with a fine new name (Keir and Kerr were local variants), and a began his year-career as a collier.

Great book on Keir Hardie, who was one of the founders of the Labour Party in the UK. He started work in a coal mine at 8, was completely unschooled but rose to high political office. Not a brilliantly written book, but it a fantastic window into Hardie's times, his life, his /5(5).

The Keir Hardie Society hosted a reception at the Scottish Labour conference in Dundee, to promote the work of the society and to encourage delegates to join. The reception was held in the Apex Hotel, Dundee on Friday 8 March.

Hardie is said to have raised his wife’s first son as his own, and he became known as James Keir Hardie. The family moved between Glasgow and the nearby countryside, suffering periods of poverty caused by unemployment.

Keir Hardie received no formal education and started work. This is the biography of former Labour leader Keir Hardie. I am an agitator, he once said. My work has consisted of trying to stir up a divine discontent with wrong. Widely regarded at the time of his death in as a failure, he is seen today as the inspirational founder of the Labour party, his name a source of pride/5(1).

When he was two, the little boy became James Keir Hardie after his mother married David Hardie, a ship’s carpenter. More children followed and the family lived in Glasgow, where David Hardie worked in the shipyards, but an accident kept him off work for months.

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HARDIE, James Keir, British politician and labor leader: b. Scotland, ; d. Glasgow, 26 Sept. He worked in a coal mine as a boy tillwhen he was elected secretary of the Lanarkshire Miners' Union. From that period be devoted himself to political and labor agitation. A Street Fighter Ahead of His Time; KEIR HARDIE Labour Party Founder Stuck to His Principles and Was Determined to Give Working Class People a Voice and Fight for the Underdog THE ULTIMATE WORKING CLASS HERO By McGivern, Mark.

James Keir Hardie (15 August – 26 September ) was a Scottish socialist and labour leader, and one of the first two Labour MPs elected to the UK Parliament after the establishment of the Labour Representation Committee (later the Labour Party).

Robert Smillie has written: 'Memoir of James Keir Hardie, M.P., and tributes to his work' -- subject- s -: History, Labour Party - Great Britain - Political activity, Socialism, Working class.

James Keir Hardie: Birthdate: Aug Death: Septem (59) Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom Immediate Family: Son of William Aitken and Mary Keir Husband of Lillie Hardie Half brother of David Hardie and George Downie Blyth Crookston Hardie. Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes: Last Updated: Keir Hardie, President of the Independent Labour Party: An Address from a Member of the I.L.P.’ 19th Century British pamphlets.

Morris, Andrew James Anthony. Edwardian Radicalism, Some Aspects of British Radicalism. Keir Hardie devoted his life to the working class and, contrary to the lies of the Conservative Party, he accepted no money for himself.

Hard work wore him out, in some photographs he looked like Old Father Time but he was only 59 when he died. ‘The moving impulse of Keir Hardie’s work was a profound belief in the common people.Ramsey McDonald met Keir Hardie on the terrace of the House of Commons, looking out on to the river Thames, shortly after he had come back from his South Wales constituency in August “He.Auct.

T. J. SHOJEMAKEA, Clerk, KEIR HARDIE DEAD. Was British Labor Leader and Mwiber of Parliament. London, Sept. — James Keir Hardie died of pneumonia in a nursing home at Glasgow Sunday morning. He was a labor member in parliament and the leader of the peace element in the British socialist party*.

James Keir Hardie was born in Scotland.