In a new episode of the History Workshop Podcast, we explore the radical legacy of the Peterloo Massacre in 1819 by hearing from ballad experts and folk musicians.
Tag: working class
History Workshop Journal and the Raphael Samuel Centre invite you to celebrate the life and work of Alun Howkins.
Yellow Vests are rioting in the streets of Paris and calling for President Macron to resign. They are doing it in the streets that Baron Haussmann built to stop urban unrest 190 years ago.
Birmingham’s once-vibrant suburb of Selly Oak provides a clear cut case study from very close to home of contemporary capitalism shattering a community in pursuit of profit.
The Peace History Conference and the Working Class Movement Library present a day exploring the effects of the Russian Revolutions on the British labour and peace movements.
As the UK government announces plans for a dozen new “garden cities”, Sam Clevenger argues that, from their inception, garden cities were middle class attempts to civilize the bodies and health of the urban working class.
The Working Class Movement Library is delighted to announce details of its third film mini-festival.
The personal experiences of Denise Pakeman, graduate of Ruskin College, of the destruction of archival records about working-class students from the first decades of the college
In the wake of the two-month strike against pit closures by Spanish miners, Gregorio Alonso reflects on the history and contemporary significance of industrial and political struggle in the country’s mines
As the world turns its attention to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, it is worth remembering that the modern Olympics represent the ultimate triumph of capitalist sport and not just about the “ideals” that are presented to the global audience