Framework of Flesh – Builders Labourers’ Battle for Health & Safety


Framework of Flesh – Builders Labourers’ Battle for Health & Safety
by Humphrey McQueen
Out Now!

The hope of the world

The union has made possible progress not only for the working people, but advancement in many other directions – morally, socially, and intellectually – and is traceable to the existence of the organisation of the workers.

The object and aims of the union movement and the realisation thereof have been the dream of the sages and seers, and the prophets of the past ages.

Every new demand for better physical protection of the workers ensures a great ideal development for a future generation.

B. A. (Ben) Mulvogue, Secretary, Victorian Branch of the Builders’ Labourers’ Federation, Builders’ Labourers’ News, 24 December 1915 .

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Other Books by Humphrey McQueen

compilation-copy-of-h-mcqs-booksA New Britannia, An argument concerning the social origins of Australian radicalism and nationalism
Penguin, Ringwood, 1970.
261pp. Paperback.
Reprinted 1971. Second edition, 1976. Reprinted 1978, 1980.

Revised edition, illustrated by Keith Looby, 1986.
296pp. Paperback
ISBN 0 14 010126 8

Revised edition with expanded Afterword, 2004
326pp., Paperback, University of Queensland Press
ISBN 0 70223439 7

Aborigines, Race and Racism
Penguin, Ringwood, 1974
64pp. Paperback.
Reprinted 1976

Australia’s Media Monopolies
Widescope, Melbourne, 1977.
218pp. Paper and hard back.
ISBN 086932 017 3
Reprinted with corrections, 1978
Reprinted 1981.

Social Sketches of Australia, 1888-1975
Penguin, Ringwood, 1978.
255pp. Paperback
ISBN 0 1400 4435 3
Reprinted 1979, 1980, 1986.

The Black Swan of Trespass, The Emergence of Modernist Painting in Australia to 1944
APCOL, Sydney, 1979.
179 pp. Hardback.
ISBN 909 188 12 2

Gone Tomorrow, Australia into the 1980s
Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1982.
256pp. Paperback.
ISBN 0 207 14610 1

Gallipoli to Petrov, Arguing with Australian History
Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1984.
Paperback and Hardback,
Library of Congress Card Number: 83-72259.

Suburbs of the Sacred, Transforming Australian beliefs and values
Penguin, Ringwood, 1988
269pp. Paperback.
ISBN 0 14 010457 7

Windows onto Worlds, Report of the Committee to Review Australian Studies in Tertiary Education
AGPS, Canberra, 1987.
Co-authored with Kay Daniels and Bruce Bennett.
295pp. Paperback.
ISBN 0 642 11866 3

Social Sketches of Australia, 1888-1988
Penguin, Ringwood, 1991.
304 pp. Paperback.
ISBN 0 14 012232 X

Japan to the Rescue, Australian Security Around the Indonesian Archipelago during the American Century
Heinemann, Melbourne, 1992.
390pp. paperback.
ISBN 0 85561 402 1

Tokyo World, An Australian Diary
Heinemann, Melbourne, 1992
314pp. Paperback.
1SBN 0 85561 412 9

Tom Roberts
Macmillan, Sydney, 1996.
784pp. Hardback.
ISBN 0 7329 0835 3

Suspect History, Manning Clark and the future of Australian History
Wakefield, Adelaide, 1997.
238pp. Paperback.
ISBN 1 86524 410 7

Temper Democratic, How exceptional is Australia?
Wakefield, Adelaide, 1998.
261pp. Paperback,
ISBN 1 86254 466 2

The Essence of Capitalism, The origins of our future
Sceptre, Sydney, 2001
386pp. Paperback.
ISBN 07336 0940 6
Reprinted 2001.

The Essence of Capitalism
Profile, London, 2001.
386pp. Hardback.
ISBN 1 86197 098 6

The Essence of Capitalism
Black Rose, Montreal, 2003.
With ‘Afterword’.
401pp., hardback,
ISBN 1 55164 221 2

Social Sketches of Australia, 1888 to 2001
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 2004,
418pp., paperback.
ISBN 0 7022 3440 0

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