Next year sees the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of E. P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class, first published by Victor Gollancz in 1963. When and why did you first read it? Do you re-read it, and under what circumstances? Please add your recollections!
Reviews & Comment
The feminist and writer Beatrix Campbell – author of The Iron Ladies: Why Do Women Vote Tory?, among other titles – takes exception to Phyllida Lloyd’s Oscar winning film ‘The Iron Lady’…
Review of books published by Five Leaves related to the Battle of Cable Street, by Martin Spafford
A review of Cannadine, Keating & Sheldon’s “The Right Kind of History: Teaching the Past in Twentieth-Century England” by John Gardiner
Review of the recently published book “Striking a Light” by Louise Raw, which examines one of the best known industrial disputes in labour history, the 1888 matchgirls strike at Bryant and May’s factory in Bow, East London.
Information and comment about events to mark the 75th anniversary in October 2011, of the Battle of Cable Street, an iconic moment in the battle against the fascists in 1930s Britain.
‘Made in Dagenham’, the new film by Nigel Cole and Stephen Woolley, captures a key moment in British trade union history. It’s about the landmark strike in 1968 by women machinists at Ford’s factory.