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.
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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
Research into the political and social lives of compositors during the 1950’s
Next year sees the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of E. P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class, first published by Victor Gollancz in 1963. When and why did you first read it? Do you re-read it, and under what circumstances? Please add your recollections!