Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam, Tory and Trade Unionist

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This educational video – by Yahya Birt – covers new research about Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam (1856-1932), the founder of Britain’s first mosque in Liverpool, about his roles as a Tory activist, a solicitor who represented working-class interests, and a trade union official, first as solicitor and then second as president of the carters union.


For more details, please click on this link: The Quilliams, Popular Conservatism and the New Trade Unionism in Liverpool

This video is part of an on-going series about the history of Islam and Muslims in Britain. It aims to produce educational materials based on original academic research using primary evidence.

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