Book Launch – “The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology” by John Bellamy Foster

Sunday 14th February 2021
6pm GMT [10am Oregon time]
Zoom Meeting – Free, but you will need to register here:

Speaker: John Bellamy Foster

Twenty years ago, John Bellamy Foster’s Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature introduced a new understanding of Karl Marx’s revolutionary ecological materialism. More than simply a study of Marx, it commenced an intellectual and social history, encompassing thinkers from Epicurus to Darwin, who developed materialist and ecological ideas. Read on ...

British Labour Movement and Internationalism

Socialist History Society Zoom Public Meeting
Tuesday 19th January
If you missed the meeting, you can still see a recording here:

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 ...


The Winter edition of the Socialist History Society Newsletter is now available and may be downloaded here…

  • From Wulfstan to Colston
  • Lilburne and Cromwell
  • Labour and Internationalism
  • Anti-Nazi Germans
  • Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming
  • Religious Roots of European Socialism
  • Worst Television History Programme Ever Made
  • Karl Marx on Slavery
  • Class and feminism in post-war Britain
  • Claudia Jones
  • Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling
  • Marxism and the Mayflower
  • Hegel

Download the Newsletter here…

Letters from England, 1895: Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling

Editors: Stephen Williams & Tony Chandler £22.00
obtainable from Lawrence and Wishart…

These never-before translated dispatches from London to a Russian journal by Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling offer a unique insight into their lives and radical politics, and the Victorian England in which they wrote. The collection is edited by Stephen Williams and Tony Chandler, and translated by Francis King. Read on ...

The Good Old Cause – Communist Intellectuals and the English Radical Tradition

By David Morgan

Issue Number 45 in the Occasional Publications series of the SHS

This is by no means the first time that “The Good Old Cause” has been used as the title of a publication with an historical theme of this kind. The Good Old Cause: English Revolution of 1640-1660 was the name given to a collection of political writings from the seventeenth century edited by Christopher Hill and Edmund Dell that first came out in 1949 as part of a series called History in the Making under the overall editorship of Dona Torr. Read on ...