The Secret Letters From X to A by Nasrin Parvaz

The Secret Letters from X to A is a compelling historical novel. As any novel of this category many of the events are based on true facts. Nasrin Parvaz is an Iranian refugee activist living in London, UK. She spent 8 years in different prisons in Iran. One of those was located in what used to be the Joint Committee Interrogation Centre and which  is now know as the Ebrat Museum in Teheran where the main facts take place. Read on ...

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 ...