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  • #10 Radical Brewing: Work, Energy and Beer

    Radical Brewing, another sterling pamphlet from Bristol Radical History Group, explores the history of beer and ale brewing from its very beginnings to the modern domination of large breweries to contemporary craft beer culture. Learn More
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  • The Story of The Yard: Building a Community

    Photo-journalist Carrie Hitchcock tells the story of The Yard, a community-led, self-build housing development in inner-city Bristol.The book explores ideas of community, self-determination and the creative potential of resistance and incorporates practical tips and resources, as well as case studies to give an insight into the person or family who created each house. Learn More
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  • #22 The Bristol Strike Wave of 1889-1890: Socialists, New Unionists and New Women – Part 2: Days of Doubt

    This pamphlet (part two) charts the occurences of industrial unrest in Bristol between january and August 1890, starting with the lockout of boot and shoe workers, and addresses the challenges faced by union and socialist organisers. These challenges included the continuation of the struggle over how best to defend women workers, as differences were apparent between those who advocated separate unions for women, and those who agitated for an alternative model of unionism open to women and men willing to fight for their cause.

    While the fervent hopes of the Bristol socialists aroused by the 1889-90 strike wave were not to be realised, Bristol's working class had appeared on the political, economic and social agenda as a force not to be ignored.

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  • #21 The Bristol Strike Wave of 1889-1890: Socialists, New Unionists and New Women – Part 1: Days of Hope

    This pamphlet (part one of two) examines the support given by Britol socialists to the rise of 'New Unionism', as worker militancy in Bristol exploded between September and December 1889. Drawing on many new sources, it presents a detailed picture of strikes in the city during this period.

    A notable feature of these strikes was the involvement of women workers and the leading part played by two middle class women, Miriam Daniell and Helena Born. Formerly members of the Bristol Women's Liberal Association, by the autumn of 1889 they had become active in the Bristol Socialist Society; and it was the involvement and influence of this organisation in the events of the upsurge that added to the concern of employers and the city's ruling elite.

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  • #3 A Brief History Of Corporations: Where Did They Come From?

    How did the Commercial Corporation begin? Where did corporations come from and how did they get the same legal rights as individuals? What rights do the public have in a democracy to challenge or control the actions of Corporations? This pamphlet attempts to answer these questions in a manner that will not cause the reader too much distress. Learn More
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  • #8 Yesterday's Tomorrow: Bristol's Garden Suburbs

    In 1909, the Bristol Garden Suburb Limited was set up to implement the ideas Ebenezer Howard popularised in To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform, first published in 1898. Garden-City principles inspired promising developments at Shirehampton, Sea Mills and Keynsham chocolate factory, but were diluted in the construction of Bristol's interwar housing estates at Knowle West and Bedminster, Hillfields, Southmead, Horfield, Speedwell and St Annes.

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  • The Revolutionary Urbanism of Street Farm: Eco-Anarchism and Alternative Technology in the 1970s

    Stephen E Hunt has produced the definitive account of Street Farm, a London-based collective of anarchist architects working in the early 1970s. Taking inspiration from from Situationism and social ecology, Street Farm offered a powerful vision of green cities in the control of ordinary people. Learn More
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  • #36 Slaughter No Remedy: The life and times of Walter Ayles, Bristol Conscientious Objector

    The story of Bristol First World War conscientious objector Walter Ayles who fought for socialism and peace. Learn More
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  • The Enigma of Hugh Holmes Gore Bristol’s Nineteenth Century Christian Socialist Solicitor (BRHG book)

    The Anglo – Catholic convert to the left, Hugh Holmes Gore, was a key figure in Bristol’s labour movement during the last two decades of the nineteenth century. Gore linked Clifton Christian Socialists, morally concerned about the poverty and suffering caused by economic depression, with the working class revolutionaries in the Bristol Socialist Society. Learn More
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  • #38 The Smoke-Dragon and How to Destroy it

    Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was one of the most progressive thinkers and writers and activists of the late-19th, early 20th centuries. He was an early supporter of the Bristol Socialist Society and paid regular visits to the city. Now remembered and celebrated mostly for his support for libertarian socialism and gay politics, he also took up ‘green’ causes.

    His serialised essay on the subject, ‘The Smoke-Dragon and How to Destroy it’, which first appeared in The Clarion in 1894, has never been republished until now.

    Here ‘The Smoke-Dragon’ is accompanied by Stephen E. Hunt’s new essay on this unexplored area of Carpenter’s work.

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