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

History, Political History

The Global Challenge of Peace: introducing book 17 in the Studies in Labour History series

This piece was originally posted on the Society for the Study of Labour History‘s blog. Histories of the transition from war to peace at the end of the First World War tend to focus on the role of statesmen and imperial powers. A new book in the Studies in Labour History Series aims to re-examine the … Continue reading