Raphael Samuel and People’s History

A look at the work of socialist historian Raphael Samuel and the History Workshop movement.
2pm, Saturday, 1st June 2024 In-person event
Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell
37A Clerkenwell Grn, London EC1R 0DU
John Merrick, editor, Workshop of the World: Essays in People’s History by Raphael Samuel (Verso)
Anna Davin, socialist feminist historian and author of Growing Up Poor, among other works, who was part of the History Workshop and a founder editor of its journal.
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Spring Sale

The Socialist History Society is having a Spring Sale of back numbers of our Occasional Publications.

Special offer £1 each plus postage. Members normally receive the Occasional Publications as part of their subscription, but if you want a copy of an issue that came out before you joined, these will be free to members, just pay the postage. Read on ...

Perfidious Albion: Britain & The Spanish Civil War

Speaker Professor Paul Preston

The eminent historian, Professor Paul Preston, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Spanish Civil War. He is the author of numerous books on modern Spain, the Spanish Republic, the war and its aftermath. In this talk, Paul will speak about his latest book, ‘Perfidious Albion’: Britain and the Spanish Civil War’ which is published by The Clapton Press. Read on ...

A Devilish Kind of Courage

The tale of a notorious 1911 London gunfight, the ‘Siege of Sidney Street’, and its consequences.

More details of the book on the publisher’s website…

On 3 January 1911, in the heart of London’s mainly Jewish East End, police discovered Latvian revolutionaries wanted for the murder of three officers. A six-hour gunfight ensued, with a fire consuming the besieged building. Read on ...