This year Labour History: a Journal of Labour and Social History marks its 60th anniversary with a mix of reminiscence and anticipation in its latest issue. To mark the occasion, Editor Diane Kirkby has selected articles from past issues of the journal which will be available free to read for the next month.
Miserable Conflict and Confusion: The Irish Question and the British National Press, 1916-22
Erin Kate Scheopner introduces her new book 'Miserable Conflict and Confusion', offering an in-depth analysis of British national press coverage of the ‘Irish question’ throughout 1916-22. The political question known as the ‘Irish question’ was one of the greatest unresolved issues in British politics from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth. The events of … Continue reading
The Bright Side of Modernity
In this exclusive commentary, Coletta revisits the central ideas explored in her book, Decadent Modernity, discussing the bright side of modernity, analysing the complexities and contradictions of our fast-changing world and the idea of ‘Latin America’ as a geo-political region.
Solidarity and suspicion: Irish Catholic and Jewish radical politics in East London
This piece was originally posted on the Society for the Study of Labour History blog. Irish and Jewish migrants in East London proved to be fertile ground for the growth of the mass unionisation of unskilled labour, says Dr Daniel Renshaw, author of Socialism and the Diasporic ‘Other’: A comparative study of Irish Catholic and … Continue reading
Spotlight on Black History: Free to read journal articles, plus 30% off selected e-book and print books
For August we are putting a spotlight on Aesthetics and the Environment, focusing on our Art, Architecture and Sculpture books, journals and digital collections.