Marxism and the Mayflower

Speaker: Graham Taylor

Socialist History Society
Public Zoom Meeting
Saturday 7th November 2020 at 2pm

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Following the recent publication of his book, The Mayflower in Britain, and his Gresham Lecture, The Mayflower: a London-Leiden Adventure, Graham will describe the historical context of the Mayflower expedition and explain how in the 19th century its story was incorporated into conservatism, liberalism and Marxism. Read on ...

Telling the Mayflower Story: Thanksgiving or Land Grabbing, Massacres & Slavery?

A Socialist History Society publication
Danny Reilly & Steve Cushion

Buy a copy of Telling the Mayflower Story: Thanksgiving or Land Grabbing, Massacres & Slavery?
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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 ...

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 ...

Autobiography of Syd Bidwell

Labour Heritage is delighted to announce publication of the autobiography of Syd Bidwell who served as Labour Member of Parliament for Southall 1966 – 1992, and was well known in his day for his stand against racism.

‘Southall became a place of settlement for many workers and later families from the Indian sub-continent. Read on ...