4 August 1983
Show More The Working Class in Modern British History: Essays in Honour of Henry Pelling edited by Jay Winter.
Cambridge, 315 pp., £25, February 1983, 0 521 23444 1Show More
The Chartist Experience: Studies in Working-Class Radicalism and Culture, 1830-60 edited by James Epstein and Dorothy Thompson.
Macmillan, 392 pp., £16, November 1982, 0 333 32971 6Show More
Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of 19th-Century Working Class Autobiography by David Vincent.
Methuen, 221 pp., £4.95, December 1982, 0 416 34670 7Show More
“... Society’, is more faithful to its title. Two essays in the first set are concerned with individual politicians, one seeking to shepherd labour towards the left, the other towards the right. Fred Reid writes of Keir Hardie as newspaper editor, convinced that ‘he, almost alone, stood firm for socialism’ in the ILP, and determined therefore to keep its organ, the Labour Leader, under his private ...”