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  • #29 Coal On The One Hand Men On The Other: The Forest of Dean Miners’ Association and the First World War 1910 - 1920

    This pamphlet examines the relationship between the Forest of Dean coal miners and the government during the First World War. It considers how the government sought to use the machinery of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) to pursue its war aims by encouraging the miners to commit to the war effort in the mines and by volunteering to fight at the front. It describes how this was resisted in the Forest of Dean and how dissent was managed within the miners' union. A detailed and informative account, this pamphlet explores a little-known aspect of WWI.

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  • #24 The Origins and an Account of Black Friday: 23rd December 1892

    Featuring illustrations, historical documents and even musical scores of strike songs, this pamphlet gives a detailed overview of the circumstances leading to Black Firday and details the events of the day itself. Learn More
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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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  • #31 Bristol Independent Labour Party: Men, Women and the Opposition to War

    This pamphlet from Bristol Radical History Group explores the activities and ideas of women and men of the ILP, including Walter Ayles, Annie Townley and Mabel Tothill. It examines the significance of friendship ties and cross party alliances, some of which were forged in the pre-war suffrage campaign. It also assesses the impact of peace activism on labour and gender politics in the city. Learn More
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  • #28 The Cock Road Gang

     The 'Cock Road Gang' from Kingswood (near Bristol) were perhaps the most notorious criminal gange in Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The geographical spread of their misdemeanours, the columns of newspaper dedicated to recording their activities  and the number of gang members who were hanged or transported for their crimes is certainly testament to their infamy.

    This pamphlet looks into the gang's history and some of its most notorious antics and members.

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  • #19 Bread Or Batons?: Unemployed Workers' Struggles in 1930s Bristol

    Within the context of the current financial downturn, it seems apt to look back at Bristol in the period of the last 'great depression' in the 1930s to see what was occurring. There are numerous parallels with today in this text; from cuts in poor relief and public services; a collaborationist and emasculated Labour opposition; to the brutal policing of demonstrations and a corrupt and reactionary media. In all this misery, however, the commitment and actions of unemployed Bristolians shine out giving us both hope as well as lessons learned. Learn More
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  • #20 Ben Tillett

    Ben Tillett was a working class Bristolian, born in Easton in 1860, who was a tireless activist, eventual MP and creator of the first unions for unskilled workers. This pamphlet explores Tillett's life and the role of this important, but often overlooked, working class figure in the history of Bristol and working class politics more generally. Learn More
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  • #26 Bliss Tweed Mill Strike, 1913–14: Causes, Conduct and Consequences

    This pamphlet examines the context, conduct and consequences of the Bliss Tweed Mill Strike on December 18th, 1913. It provides evidence that despite its eventual defeat the strike led to the politicisation of union activists. Learn More
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  • #15 Votes For Ladies: The Suffrage Movement 1867–1918

    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.

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  • #14 Anarchism in Bristol and the West Country to 1950

    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
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