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Malcolm Chase

Malcolm Chase

It is with the greatest sadness that we learn of the passing of Malcolm Chase – the great historian of British radical politics and the labour movement, particularly Chartism.

Chartism a new history

Malcolm was active in SSLH for over forty years, occupying the role of Vice-President for some years. With a prolific career, some 37 years of it spent at the University of Leeds, Malcolm’s best known book, Chartism: A New History (2007) continues to be a magisterial work on this topic.

Those of us privileged to hear him speak (and sing) on Chartist, and other matters, will miss his generous spirit. We offer our sincerest condolences to Shirley and family.

A more detailed response will follow in due course. In the meantime, read the Social History Society’s short article on Malcolm’s life and work here.

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