Our History

The Communist Party Historians’ (later: History) Group produced various series of publications between 1946 and 1991. The longest-running and most important of these was the series of short monographs Our History, which appeared roughly quarterly from 1956 onwards. The early pamphlets in this series were produced on a duplicating machine, but from 1969 onwards they were printed.

Here are the issues that are currently available on-line, thanks to the Amiel Melburn Trust Internet Archive

1956
The Class Struggle in Local Affairs (part 1)-(part2)
Luddism in the period 1779-1830 (part 1)-(part 2)
4 Some Dilemmas For Marxists 1900 – 1914

1958
12 The Working Week

1960
18 Sheffield Shop Stewards 1916 – 1918 Bill Moore

1961
22 The General Strike In The North – East. R.Page Arnot et al.
24 The Lancashire Cotton Famine 1861 – 65.

1962
25 Thomas Bewick 1753-1828; Artist, Naturalist, Radical
26/27 Tom Mann 1890-92. Dona Torr and E.P. Thompson
28 The Lesser Fabians. E.J. Hobsbawm

1963
29 Transition From Feudalism to Capitalism. Maurice Dobb
31 Chartism and The Trade Unions.
32 The World Of Homer. R.F. Willetts

1964
33 Shakespeare’s Idea of History. A.L. Morton
35 Slave Society : Some Problems. R. Browning

1965
38 Tom Mann in Australasia 1902 – 1909. Dona Torr
39. The Organisation of Science – Science as social activity.
40. Chartism in the Black Country 1850 – I860. G.Barsnsby

1966
41. Problems of The German Anti-Fascist Resistance. A.Merson
43. The Easter Rising as History. C.Desmond Greaves
44/45. History and Social Structure on the East African Plateau.

1967
47. The Second Reform Bill.
48. Alexander Macdonald and the Miners. Raymond Challinor

1968
49/50 The Revolt in the Fields in East Anglia. Alf Peacock
51. Leveller Democracy- Fact or Myth ? A.L. Morton

1974
59. The S.D.F, and the Boer War. Bill Baker
60. Time and Motion Strike, Manchester 1934-7. Mick Jenkins

1975
64. Imperialism and the British Labour Movement. (l920’s) S.Macintyre

1976
65. The 1926 General Strike in Lanarkshire. J.McLean
67. Spain Against Fascism 1936 – 1939. N.Green and A.M.Elliot
69. Rank and File Building Workers Movements 1910-20. P.Latham

1977
70. The Struggle against Fascism and War in Britain. Mike Power
71. From Radicalism to Socialism – Paisley Engineers 1890-1920. J.Brown

1979
73. T.A. Jackson – A Centenary appreciation. Vivien Morton & S.Macintyre

1984
76. Armed Resistance and Insurrection: Early Chartism. J.Baxter

1985
77. Appeasement. Bill Moore

1986
78. The Making of the Clydeside Working Class. Shipbuilding and Working Class Organisation in Govan, Calum Campbell 

1988
81. The Anti-Fascist People’s Front In the Armed Forces eds. Bill Moore, George Barnsby