Jared Davidson introduces Marcus Rediker’s carefully curated list of essential readings to develop a history from below.
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How was violence essential to sustaining the British Empire, and why is teaching this imperative in today’s world? Listen to the latest episode History Workshop Podcast.
Petitions are an ancient type of interaction between people and authority that continue to be central to British political culture in the twenty-first century. At the time of writing over 6 million names have been attached to an e-petition to Parliament to revoke article 50 to enable the UK to remain in the EU. Richard Huzzey and Henry Miller look at how the modern form of mass petitions emerged in the nineteenth century to compare them with contemporary e-petitions.
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.
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.
From #MeToo to migrant solidarity, HWO editors select ten moments in which radical history was made in 2018
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.