Transnational Borrowings: Scottish Sons of Labour and American Knights of Labor, 1887–1890

Author: Steven ParfittThis is the abstract of an article published in Labour History Review (2020), 85, (2), 127–156. Find out more. Between 1883 and 1900 an American working-class movement, the Knights of Labor, spread around the world. Their assemblies appeared in Europe, Australasia, and Southern Europe, as well as North America. Yet they also inspired a range of emulating movements in different parts of the world. … Continue reading Transnational Borrowings: Scottish Sons of Labour and American Knights of Labor, 1887–1890

Chartism’s Electoral Strategy and the Bifurcation of Radicalism, 1837–1852

Author: Tom Scriven This is the abstract of an article published in Labour History Review (2020), 85, (2), 99–126. Find out more. Chartism’s participation in parliamentary elections has only recently received serious attention, with a number of historians seeing it as evidence of cooperative relations between Chartism and Liberal MPs and parliamentary candidates that facilitated the electoral alliance of popular Liberalism in the 1860s. This article … Continue reading Chartism’s Electoral Strategy and the Bifurcation of Radicalism, 1837–1852

Communism in Cold War Belfast, 1945–1962

Author: Patrick SmylieThis is the abstract of an article published in Labour History Review (2020), 85, (1), 59–83. Find out more. This article traces the history of communism in Belfast from 1945 to 1962. Beginning with an assessment of the local Communist Party’s strength and ambitions in the immediate post-war period, it examines rapid membership decline and deteriorating relations with the Northern Ireland Labour Party, suggesting … Continue reading Communism in Cold War Belfast, 1945–1962

‘The Question of Pratt’: A Syndicalist Conundrum

Author: Rosalind EybenThis is the abstract of an article published in Labour History Review (2020), 85, (1), 33–58. Find out more. This article takes a reflexive approach in a case study of the dubious career of a syndicalist trade unionist and journalist just before and during the First World War. E.L. Pratt was an elusive trickster and a convincing (self-) publicist, who between 1914 and 1918 … Continue reading ‘The Question of Pratt’: A Syndicalist Conundrum

‘Glorious Auxiliaries’? Gender, Participation, and Subordination in the Chartist Movement (1838–1851)

Author: Emmanuelle MourneThis is the abstract of an article published in Labour History Review (2020), 85, (1), 7–32. Find out more. In his famous poem ‘Woman’s Mission’, published in 1856, Chartist leader William Lovett extolled the moral virtues of women not only for the care of their families but also for society in general. At the heart of Lovett’s political strategy was an ambitious educational programme … Continue reading ‘Glorious Auxiliaries’? Gender, Participation, and Subordination in the Chartist Movement (1838–1851)

2019 SSLH Postgraduate Essay Prize winner announced

Calum Aikman, winner of the society’s Annual LHR Postgraduate Essay prize, had his article published in Labour History Review. The article is entitled “From Labourism to Thatcherism: Stephen Haseler and the Social Democratic Alliance”. It is available here. Photo: Chair of the Society of the Study of Labour History, Joan Allen, handing over the cheque associated with the prize. Continue reading 2019 SSLH Postgraduate Essay Prize winner announced