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  • #27 Bristol and the Labour Unrest of 1910-14

    This pamphlet charts Bristol's experience of industrial strife between 1910 and the outbreak of the First World War, in August 1914. Rather than focus on some of Bristol's famous union leaders such as Ben Tillett and Earnest Bevin, this account scrutinises the events from the union rank-and-file perspective. Learn More
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  • #6 The Life And Times Of Warren James: Free Miner Of The Forest Of Dean

    Warren James was a man who was caught up in the social unrest that swept through the Forest of Dean in 1831, and who emerged as spokesman for the Foresters in their struggle to protect their ancient rights and way of life.

    The Forest Riots of 1831 were about insecurity, fear, poverty and starvation as a result of enclosures, enforced wage labour or unemployment.

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  • #12 Tolpuddle and Swing: The Flea and the Elephant

    The 'Tolpuddle Martyrs' are the well known labourers who were condemned to transportation for joining a trade union, and are well noted in English history. This pamphlet from Bristol Radical History Group looks into the circumstances around which the uprising occurred and also at why the much more significant 'Swing' riots of 1831 are so little known in comparison. Learn More
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  • #2 We Come For Our Own And We Shall Have It: Smuggling In Poole And Dorset

    This pamphlet from the Bristol Radical History Group looks at the history of smuggling in Dorset and the government responses to it. It examines to whether smugglers should be considered folk heroes and to what extent smuggling was a community enterprise. Learn More
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  • #7 Race War: Black American GIs in Bristol and Gloucestershire During World War II

    Race war examines the double standards surrounding America's involvement in World War II: on the one hand defenders of democracy and freedom, on the other a deeply segregated and prejudiced society.

    Find out about the unrest that happened in Gloucestershire and Bristol when a segregated army made camp there.

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  • #4 The Bristol Manifesto – The 2008 G8 In Hokkaido: A Strategic Assessment

    When Bristol Radical History Group staged a series of events called Down With The Fences! The Struggle For The Global Commons in May 2008, a group of leading academics found themselves together in an Eastville living room. They talked about what they would like to say to the leaders of the G8 countries who were soon to meet in Hokkaido, Japan. The result of their discussions, published under the name of the 'Emergency Exit Collective' is The Bristol Manifesto.

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  • #5 John Locke: The Philosopher of Primitive Accumulation

    John Locke is the most famous philosopher born and raised in the vicinity of Bristol. He born in Wrington, Somerset about twelve miles from Bristol on August 29, 1632 and he was brought up in the market town of Pensford, about seven miles south of Bristol.

    This pamphlet examines the roots of primitive accumulation and Locke's role in forming these ideas.

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  • #11 A Barbarous and Ungovernable People: A Short History Of The Miners Of The Kingswood Forest

    The Kingswood Forest Miners supplied coal to Bristol's industrial heart, as well as the south west of England and undoubtedly helped make the Bristol the city it is today. This pamphlet from the Bristol Radical History Group explores the far from a harmonious relationship between the city and Kingswood community: a fraught and misunderstood connection fuelled by a mutual mistrust. Learn More
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  • Trenches to Trams: The Life of a Bristol Tommy

    Trenches to Trams is a vivid social and military history bringing to life the story of an ordinary Bristolian who experienced extraordinary times. At the request of his grandson, George Pine jotted down 44,000 words of memories in the eight months before he dies in 1972. George's story has now been painstakingly researched by Clive Burlton to bring this vivid history to life. Learn More
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  • #13 Bristol's White Slave Trade

    This pamphlet explores the little-known indentured white servant system that was rife throughout Bristol in the 17th century. It was used by merchants to meet the labour demand in Britain's new colonies and often involved white servants being 'spirited' (kidnapped) off the streets and forcibly transported and indentured. Learn More
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