“Broken Men” and “Thatcher's Children”: Memory and Legacy in Scotland's Coalfields

  title={“Broken Men” and “Thatcher's Children”: Memory and Legacy in Scotland's Coalfields},
  author={Andrew Perchard},
  journal={International Labor and Working-Class History},
  pages={78 - 98}
  • Andrew Perchard
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Sociology
  • International Labor and Working-Class History
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