The 1911 Sidney Street siege in London marked a particular juncture in the history of British immigration, tying together Victorian concerns about the urban environment, along with modern fears surrounding immigration and the supposed impact of ‘foreign’ elements on British society
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Duncan Barrett, co-author of the book, ‘The Sugar Girls’, writes about the women who worked at Tate & Lyle’s two factories in Silvertown, London, in the years following the Second World War, and methodologies in oral history
A reflection on the significance of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and how their story has been told over the last 178 years
Petition to save a remnant of the former Jewish Maternity Hospital (1911-40), the Arts & Crafts building at 22 & 24 Underwood Road in Tower Hamlets, as the last example of its kind in the country and a memorial to the pioneering achievements of Alice Model, MBE.
Madhu Singh, associate professor at the University of Lucknow in northern India, explores the anti-colonial episode of the Chittagong Uprising (1930-34) which Bollywood has recently brought back into the spotlight.
To mark the official launch of the History Workshop Online website, Jorma Kalela, the author of a new book entitled Making History. The Historian and Uses of the Past, gives his thoughts on how History Workshop ideals might be relevant in the 21st century.
From time to time, every generation or so, rioting in London has challenged the forces of order and stretched them past breaking point. At times, too, London has seemed on the brink of civil war. This article discusses London’s long history of riot and public disorder from 1780 to the present day.
An examination of the history of local anti-fascism in Southampton, when, on 18th July 1937, trade unionists in Southampton halted a Blackshirt rally.
As a participant of the 2011 Palestine Literature Festival, PalFest, publisher & writer Ursula Owen recounts her experiences travelling around Jerusalem and the West Bank.
An interview with African historian, Terence Ranger, by Diane Jeater