History, Political History

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

History

Was war inevitable between Philip and Athens?

Greek Orators VII is the first detailed commentary on Demosthenes’ political speech, On the Chersonese, delivered in 341 BC at a time when Athens was under political pressure from Philip of Macedon. A brilliant demonstration of Demosthenes’ skill as an orator, the speech argues in favour of the Athenian general Diopeithes, in the face of the … Continue reading

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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.

History

Soldiers as workers: working-class life and conflict in the British army of the nineteenth century

This piece was originally posted on the Society for the Study of Labour History's blog. Far from being ‘ruffians officered by gentlemen’, the British army of the nineteenth century was made up of a typical cross-section of working-class men whose military lives mirrored those of the civilian working class, says Nick Mansfield, author of Soldiers as … Continue reading