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Keir Hardie - 100 years on

Keir Hardie, A Pictorial Biography

20th Century

Keir Hardie, a Pictorial Biography by Emrys Hughes, 1950.


Hardie had been the subject of several full-scale biographies and many essays.  The authorised biography by William Stewart was published by the ILP in 1921.  As Stewart was a loyal supporter of Hardie and wrote with the widow and daughter looking over his shoulder there could be no mention of Hardie's illegitimate birth, his relationship with Sylvia Pankhurst, his character flaws, or his limitations as a party leader.  

The Baird Institute
Digital Number:
EAKH073a, b
East Ayrshire Council

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