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.Learn More£3.50
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.Learn More£3.50
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.Learn More£3.50
#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.Learn More£3.50
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£9.95
This booklet is a short analysis of the role of the Penn family and other early Quakers in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and European expansionism in the North Americas. Uncovering previously unidentified links between generations, this pamphlet from the Bristol Radical History Group explores the darker side to the very well know and well respected Bristol family. Learn More£3.50
Who were the Quakers? Why were they persecuted? Why did they stop being radical? How did some of Bristol's Quakers become so rich?
From James Naylor's blasphemous ride down Corn Street to William Penn being given Pennsylvania and Abraham Darby laying the foundations of the Industrial Revolution. This is the first of two pamphlets by Jim McNeill exploring the history of the Quakers in Bristol. ﾠ ﾠLearn More£3.50
A popular misconception amongst the general public is that the Anglo-Saxon period was a low point in the history of what is now England; a short period in which human development made a backward step.
Yet the Anglo-Saxon period, and particularly the period up to about AD800, in fact created a society that, for its time, may well have been amongst the most democratic and civilised of that in Europe, and even beyond.
This pamphlet examines Anglo-Saxon history through the lens of democracy and society.Learn More£3.50
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The Suffragettes are widely seen as the pinnacle of Women's radical action in the early Twentieth Century. However, was the organisation and aims of this movement as radical as the means used to try to obtain it?
Were the Suffragettes alone in the struggle for female emancipation? And how far can the granting of limited female suffrage in 1918 be attributed to the exploits of these women?
This pamphlet analyses this iconic 'women's' movement and question how far it can really be seen as part of Radical History.Learn More£3.50
Today, there is still a lively anarchist scene in the South West and this pamphlet by Stephen E. Hunt explores the roots and history of anarchism in the region. Learn More£3.50