The Notorious Syndicalist: J.T. Bain - A Scottish Rebel in Colonial South Africa
Author: Jonathan Hyslop With Author's Inscription Publisher: Jacana Media (2005) ISBN-10: 1919931724 ISBN-13: 9781919931722 Condition: Very Good Binding: Softcover Pages: 342 Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.4 x 2.2 cm
Weight: 0.6 kg
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James Thompson Bain was a poineer of socialist ideas in South Africa. He played a leading part in the great Rand strike of 1913. His deportaton along with eight other strike leaders in 1914 rocked the governments of South Africa and Britain and for a while he was the sensation of London.
This title rediscovers a remarkable South African life. James Thomas Bain has a claim to be the founder of trade unionism and socialism in South Africa.