Deadly Persuasion

Teaching the Cold War: A Study of School History Textbooks
by Helen Mercer, Greta Sykes and Jan Woolf,
Reprint in digital form for the 75th anniversary of VE Day
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This pamphlet was researched and written between 1983 and 1985 during the “second Cold War” and was launched at a press conference at the House of Commons chaired by Tony Benn. Read on ...

Mugsborough Then & Now

The story of Robert Tressell and his book has been told and re-told by various authors, each account framed in accordance with their own perspective. His novel has also been the subject of academic scrutiny and literary criticism, but the approach adopted here is different. This new book focuses on the striking, not to say shocking parallels with modern day Britain, comparing Tressell’s descriptions of early 20th century Britain and with their 21st century counterparts. Read on ...

Deborah Lavin

From David Morgan, Secretary of the Socialist History Society:

It is with deep sadness that I have to inform everyone of the death of our comrade and friend, Deborah Lavin, a very active member, a serious historian and excellent speaker, who organised some excellent lecture series in recent years at Conway Hall.

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Anti-Nazi Germans

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As the launch of the book Anti-Nazi Germans will now not take place until the autumn, you can get a copy post-free from the authors.

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Enemies of the Nazi State from within the Working Class Movement
by Merilyn Moos
German Volunteers in the French Resistance
by Steve Cushion

It is a commonly held myth that there was little resistance in Germany to the Nazis except for one or two well known instances. Read on ...

British Labour Movement and Internationalism – POSTPONED

Socialist History Society Public Meeting on Saturday 28th March 2020 has been POSTPONED until the public health situation improves


In this era of Brexit, the British Labour Party and the wider labour movement face the twin challenges of globalised capitalism on the one hand, and an upsurge in backward-looking nationalism on the other. Read on ...