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 ...

Tastes of Honey: Shelagh Delaney, class and feminism in postwar Britain – Zoom Meeting

A Socialist History Society Public Zoom Meeting
Saturday 26 September, 2020 2:00 PM London

Speaker: Professor Selina Todd

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Selina Todd is Professor of Modern History at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. 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 ...

Socialist History Newsletter

The Summer 2020 Newsletter may be downloaded from here…

  • Tributes to Deborah Lavin, Malcolm Chase and Mike Pentelow
  • Reviews of Ghosts of West Virginia, London Story 1848, The Mayflower in Britain, The End of Policing, Insurgent Empire and The Defeat of Gilgamesh
  • Reports of Marxism in Art conference and a project on German Left-Wing Exiles in the UK.
Read on ...

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 ...