What books most inspired your radical imagination in 2018? History Workshop’s editors weigh in with an end-of-year roundup of their favourite reads.
How can the forgotten archive of Irish-Jewish writer, Leslie Daiken, illuminate the radical networks and transnational solidarity of the Irish Left in the 1930s?
Marybeth Hamilton on Valerie Solanas’ the SCUM Manifesto for the Society for Cutting up Men.
For the latest post in our Radical Books series, Ole Birk Laursen tracks the influence of Maxim Gorky’s anti-Tsarist poem ‘Song of the Falcon’ on Russian and Indian revolutionaries before the Russian Revolution
The ‘most notorious book in Russian history’: Jennifer Keating on Alexander Radishchev’s radical critique of autocracy, banned by Catherine the Great over a century before the Russian Revolution.
US Army officer and historian Brian Drohan, on a Radical Book which exposed French atrocities during the Algerian War of Independence, was censored in France, and ultimately contributed to the establishment of Amnesty International
Matt Cook, History Workshop Journal editor and professor of modern history at Birkbeck, on a moving collection of oral histories gathered from people living in the city of Brighton and Hove, who identify in various ways as trans.