‘The people need civil liberties’: trade unions and contested decolonisation in Singapore

@article{Curless2016ThePN,
  title={‘The people need civil liberties’: trade unions and contested decolonisation in Singapore},
  author={Gareth Curless},
  journal={Labor History},
  year={2016},
  volume={57},
  pages={53 - 70}
}
Abstract The history of Singapore has been dominated by a narrow range of issues: the process of constitutional development during the era of decolonisation, the alleged threat posed by the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) and the island’s rapid social and economic transformation following separation from Malaysia in 1965. More recently, however, historians have sought to move away from this linear narrative of ‘progress’ associated with the ‘Singapore Story’ to focus on ‘ordinary’ Singaporeans… Expand
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