The Notorious Syndicalist: J.T. Bain, a Scottish Rebel in Colonial South Africa

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Jacana, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 342 pages
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Chronicles the life of J. T. Bain, who was a pioneer of socialist ideas in South Africa, and for a fleeting moment in 1919 was labeled the "dictator of Johannesburg."

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JONATHAN HYSLOP is Deputy Director of the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has published numerous articles on nineteenth and twentieth century South African social history in journals including the Journal of Historical Sociology, History Workshop Journal, the Journal of African History, the International Journal of African Historical Studies and the Journal of Southern African Studies. He is author of The Classroom Struggle: Policy and Resistance in South Africa From the 1940s to 1990 (Natal University Press, 1999) and editor of African Democracy in the Era of Globalisation (Wits University Press, 1999). Jonathan Hyslop grew up in Johannesburg, took degrees at the Universities of Oxford, Birmingham and the Witwatersrand, and has spent time in living in the Sudan and Zimbabwe. Before coming to WISER, he taught for many years in the Sociology Department at Wits. He is a long-standing member of the committee of the Wits History Workshop.

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