Louise Cripps Samoiloff by Christian Høgsbjerg

Christian Høgsbjerg launched  his new publication for the Socialist History Society on March 27th at 7pm

Also speaking was Martin Samoiloff, Louise’s grandson

The book is available from Bookmarks bookshop…

This book introduces the remarkable life and work of Louise Cripps Samoiloff (1904-2001), an English born writer, journalist, publisher, historian and socialist who became an American citizen and was the author of over a dozen books, many of which articulated the case for the independence of Puerto Rico. Read on ...

Utopianism for a Dying Planet: Life After Consumerism

How the utopian tradition offers answers to today’s environmental crises
23 February 2023 on-line public meeting

Speaker: Professor Gregory Claeys

Our talk will be based on Greg’s latest book, Utopianism for a Dying Planet: Life After Consumerism. (Princeton University Press, 2022), which examines the ways the expansive history of utopian thought, from its origins in ancient Sparta and ideas of the Golden Age through to today’s thinkers, can offer moral and imaginative guidance in the face of environmental catastrophe. Read on ...


New Year 2023 Volume 12 issue 1

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Articles on:

  • The biggest strike wave for a generation
  • Bermondsey Revolution by John Whelan
  • Revolutionary Lives of the Red and Black Atlantic since 1917
  • A Plaque for C.L.R. James in Southwick
  • Harold Wilson by Nick Thomas-Symonds
  • Four meetings
    • Riding Two Horses: Labour in Europe – Glyn Ford
    • Zionism During the Holocaust – Tony Greenstein
    • The Drax Family Dynasty & the Business of Slavery – Steve Cushion
    • Utopianism for a Dying Planet – Gregory Claeys
  • Stalin, Passage to Revolution by Ronald Suny
  • Living with Shadows by Merilyn Moos
  • Little River by Velma McClymont
  • Horatio Bottomley and the Far Right before Fascism by David Renton
  • Horatio Bottomley and Modern Politics
  • Socialism in the English-speaking Caribbean

The Drax Family Dynasty & the Business of Slavery

Reparations for Enslavement as a trade union issue

A London Socialist Historians seminar at the Institute of Historical Research
Steve Cushion is a Senior Research Fellow at University College London – Institute of the Americas

23 January 2023, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

The Drax family pioneered the plantation system in the 17th century and played a major role in the development of sugar and slavery across the Caribbean and the US. Read on ...