Rebellious Writing: Marginalised Edwardians and the Struggle for Symbolic Power

Edited by Lauren O’ Hagan, Cardiff University

This volume will explore ‘ordinary writing’ – that is, ‘writing that is typically unseen or ignored and is primarily defined by its status as discardable’ – as an important new way in which to approach the power and identity of marginalised groups in Edwardian Britain (1901-1914). Read on ...

SHS Newsletter

Summer 2018 edition of the Socialist History Society Newsletter can be downloaded from here…

  • Bill Peltz­ A Personal Appreciation
  • Echoes of Revolution conference report
  • The legacy of Rodney Hilton
  • Book review – Communism and Democracy
  • Death at the Frontier
  • Music review – Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of WWII
  • The Destruction of the Lukács Archives in Budapest
  • Powerful Women in 12th century Early Renaissance Sicily
  • The Windrush Scandal and the History of Slavery
  • Book Review – Yes to Europe, The 1975 Referendum Campaign and Seventies Britain
  • Book review – The Histories of Raphael Samuel
  • Prostitution, Pimping and Trafficking – a series of six talks at Conway Hall, curated by Deborah Lavin
  • Future Socialist History Society Public Meetings
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“The Labour Party in Historical Perspective”

A Socialist History Society Occasional Publication

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The Labour Party was established in 1900 by trade unionists and socialists as a means of giving a strong independent political voice to working men and women in Parliament and in local government. Its core socialist values were definitively defined in its classic Constitution adopted in 1918 at a time when the party was reorganising itself to become a more efficient national political machine. Read on ...