“The future belongs to Socialism, that is, primarily, to the worker and to women.” A book titled Women and Socialism written by a man may not seem promising to us in 2019. Yet August Bebel, one of the founders of the German Social Democratic Party and its chairman until his […]
Tag: working-class history
What is the role of space and place in the commemoration of Peterloo? Katrina Navickas explores the massacre’s legacy in the streets of Manchester.
What did Peterloo mean in an international context? Shirin Hirsch investigates the connections between Peterloo and a global struggle for freedom.
A record of suffering: curator Janette Martin examines a report published shortly after the Peterloo Massacre which memorialises the injuries and identities of the victims.
Revolutionary harridans? Ruth Mather argues that historians need to take a closer look at the radical women of Peterloo.
How can different types of historian work together? Laura King argues that collaboration with family historians has the potential to galvanise academic research.
‘Family history lends a different perspective’. Family historian Janet Coles on tracing her Huguenot refugee ancestry.
In the second article of our feature on the radical potential of family history, family historian Mark Crail reflects on the power of collaboration in the history of working-class movements.
David Horsfield, who was College Librarian at Ruskin from 1972 to 2004, reflects on the destruction of archives there
‘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.