The Society takes an interest in every aspect of human history from the earliest social formations to modern society, its culture and political activities. We encourage anyone with an interest in our history to join us and participate in our activities. The Society is particularly interested in the struggles of labour, women, progressive and peace movements throughout the world, as well as the movements and achievements of working class communities, colonial peoples, black people, and other oppressed groups seeking social justice, human dignity and liberation.
Britain, Zionism and the Creation of Israel
Socialist History Public Meeting
Speaker: Dr Gardner Thompson
Red Lion Hall,
Basement, Tresham House, Red Lion Square,
entrance via Lamb’s Conduit Passage by Conway Hall, Holborn, WC1R 4RE
It is now more than seventy years since the creation of the state of Israel, yet its origins and the British Empire’s historic responsibility for Palestine remain little known. Read on ...
Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 February 2020 at the School of History, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
Organised and hosted by UEA School of History in conjunction with the journal Socialist History and the Institute of Working Class History, Chicago.
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History has always played a crucial role in the making of the modern left, both in Britain and around the world, providing a vital tool for theoretical rationale, social critique and direct action. Read on ...
Treason: Rebel Warriors and Internationalist Traitors
Edited by Steve Cushion and Christian Høgsbjerg
An Occasional Publication from The Socialist History Society
Available for £5 + p&p [£1.50 in UK, £5 to Rest of World] – for more details please contact Steve Cushion on s.cushion23[a]gmail.com – you will be able to pay by bank transfer, paypal or cheque. Read on ...
A Socialist History Society publication
Danny Reilly & Steve Cushion
Buy a copy of Telling the Mayflower Story: Thanksgiving or Land Grabbing, Massacres & Slavery?
£4 + p&p [£1.50 in UK, £5 to Rest of World]
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In the autumn of 1620 the ship Mayflower, with 102 passengers, landed in North America and started the colonisation of the area that became known as New England. Read on ...
The Start of the Cold War in Latin America
by Steve Cushion
Socialist History Society Occasional Publication 39
The Cold War started early in Cuba, with anti-communist purges of the trade unions already under way by 1947. Corruption and government intervention succeeded in removing the left-wing leaders of many unions but, in those sectors where this approach failed, gunmen linked to the ruling party shot and killed a dozen leading trade union militants, including the General Secretary of the Cuban Sugar Workers’ Federation. Read on ...