Why, since Brexit, have working class people in Britain come to be thought of as not just white but also male? Laura Schwartz suggests to understand this, we must look at history.
Tag: working class
Barbara Caine recounts a powerful friendship between two working women in early 20th century Britain. Eva & Ruth found friendship in their shared love of books – in the words of George Eliot & Charlotte Brontë – but most importantly in each other, as they sought and struggled to create new and fuller lives.
“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 […]
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.
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.