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  • Bash the Rich

    In Bash the Rich, Ian Bone tells it like it was. From The Angry Brigade to the Free Wales Army, from the 1967 Summer of Love to 1977 anarcho-punk, from Grosvenor Square to the Battle of the Beanfield, from the Stop the City riots to the miners' strike and Bashing the Rich at Henley Regatta, Ian Bone breaks his silence. Against a background of all the major outbreaks of disorder of the time, this is a startlingly honest, funny, scream of rage from a gutter-level anarchist prepared to fight 'by any means necessary' Learn More
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  • Refusing To Kill: Bristol's World War I Conscientious Objectors

    Over 580 men from the Bristol area refused to fight in World War 1. They claimed the status of conscientious objector (CO) for moral, religious or political reasons. Some agreed to take non-military roles while others spent much of the war in prison, often under harsh conditions. Learn More
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  • #40 Turbulence: Labour and Gender Relations in Bristol's Aircraft Industry During the First World War

    Turbulence describes how the expanding armaments industry of the First World war drew thousands of unskilled and semi-skilled workers – women as well as men- into Bristol’s aircraft factories. Skilled men in the workforce resented their arrival. They also defended their own exemption from military conscription. Learn More
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  • #44 Men Of Fire: Work, Resistance and Organisation of Bristol Gasworkers in the Nineteenth Century

    The emergence of ‘New Unionism’ in 1889, and the accompanying outburst of strikes across the country, was one of the most extraordinary and significant events in trade union history. Tens of thousands of ‘unskilled’ labourers, men and women, struck work, demanding an immediate improvement in their working conditions. In Bristol, gasworkers were at the helm of this revolt. Learn More
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  • #45 Mabel Tothill: Feminist, Socialist, Pacifist

    June Hannam’s pamphlet examines the life and work of Mabel Tothill (1869 – 1964), Quaker peace campaigner, socialist and Bristol’s first woman councillor. It reveals how this committed social activist was part of a complex network of individuals and organisations working to improve the lives of Bristol women and men. Learn More
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  • #43 Nautical Women

    Rosemary Caldicott explores the stories of women whose lives were inextricably linked to the sea. She tells of the women of sailortowns struggling to keep out of the dreaded workhouse and resisting the prowling press gangs; and of the courageous and skilful cross-dressing women sailors who went to extraordinary lengths to hide their gender. Learn More
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  • The Women Who Built Bristol 1184-2018

    A fantastic and long-awaited tome that chronologically plots the influence that a selection of amazing women have had on Bristol!

    Containing 250 inspiring women, three sheroic dogs and one heartbroken barmaid from Easton, this is a bursting compendium of brilliant women from pin makers to police chiefs, from workhouse inmates to secret agents who helped to shape Bristol into the vibrant city it is today.

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  • #42 Ring Out The Thousand Years of Old: The Forest of Dean World War One Conscientious Objectors

    During World War One, 28 men from the Forest of Dean sought recognition as conscientious objectors rather than be called up to fight. This is the story of these men, the options available to them, the way they responded and what they did after the war. Learn More
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  • Politics and Protest New Edition

    New and updated version of Politics and Protest! Packed full of new images, discussion and a glorious redesigned cover

    Don Pedro is an anonymous photographer who roams the streets of Bristol recording how people express their opinions through subverting advertising billboards, writing on walls, producing stickers and putting notes in windows. The billboards of Bristol in particular have long been a playground for a quick-witted group of political activists and anarchists who, under cover of darkness, subvert the corporate messages with their own slogans.

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  • Memoirs of a Black Englishman

    Paul Stephenson OBE is one of the leading black civil rights activists of his generation. It was in Bristol in 1963 that Paul and the black community took on the Bristol Omnibus Company that was refusing to employ black workers. The Bristol Bus Boycott was the start of a lifetime dedicated to challenging prejudice at all levels in society and improving opportunities for young black people particularly through sport, music and education. Paul has worked closely with many black role models to achieve this aim, including Muhammad Ali. Learn More
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