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Chartism After 1848: The Working Class and the Politics of Radical Education

The nineteenth century saw the coming together of a coherent body of people who regarded themselves as workers, and whose attitudes towards culture and politics followed accordingly. The process is well documented and by no means restricted to Britain. But what was its significance, why did it happen, and what does it tell us aboutContinue reading “Chartism After 1848: The Working Class and the Politics of Radical Education”

Revolution and Counterrevolution: Class Struggle in a Moscow Metal Factory

For many years, just two simple narratives dominated the history of the Soviet Union. The first story was the regime’s account of itself. In this account, socialism had been established from 1917 onwards. The decisiveness of the Bolshevik Party in arguing for the October Revolution had created the possibility of the Communist system. From OctoberContinue reading “Revolution and Counterrevolution: Class Struggle in a Moscow Metal Factory”