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Join us for a conversation with William A Pelz and Loren Balhorn


A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE From the monarchical terror of the Middle Ages to the mangled Europe of the 21st century, A People’s History of Modern Europe tracks the history of the continent through the deeds of those whom mainstream history tries to forget. “This book is a splendid antidote to the many European…

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“Two Years of Wandering” translated by IWCH advisor, Francis King


Fedor Dan’s Two Years of Wandering: A Menshevik Leader in Lenin’s Russia has arrived! Translated, edited and introduced by Francis King. “Fedor Dan had been an active revolutionary and Marxist since the 1890s, and one of the Soviet leaders in 1917, but by 1920, when this memoir begins, he and his party were leading a precarious, semi-legal existence….

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Socialist History Society hosts William A. Pelz for a book talk in London


In this talk Professor Pelz, author of “A People’s History of Modern Europe,” will look at the history of the European continent through the actions of those whom mainstream history tends to forget. Venue: Marx Memorial Library: 37A Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU Admission is free. ABOUT THE SPEAKER William A. Pelz is Director of…

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Book talk with William A. Pelz and Micah Uetricht in Chicago


From the monarchical terror of the Middle Ages to the mangled Europe of the 21st century, A People’s History of Modern Europe tracks the history of the continent through the deeds of those whom mainstream history tries to forget. Join us for a conversation with author, William A. Pelz, who will dialogue with Micah Uetricht…

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Mark Lause has been writing up a storm!


Check out several of Mark Lause’s recent articles over at The North Star, Labour and Working-Class History Association or Redline:   What a Serious Third Party MUST do Portrait of a “Marriage”Radicals & the Democratic Party Free Labour: the civil war and the making of an American working class – interview with Mark Lause

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The International Echoes of the Commemorations of the October Revolution (1918-1990)


For more information on this conference, including sponsors, speakers and agenda please click the link below:   Programme international

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The III International Conference Strikes and Social Conflicts


Dear colleagues, We are glad to inform you that the Organizing Committee of the III International Conference Strikes and Social Conflicts has published the proceedings of the conference online. You can access them at: http://centresderecerca.uab.cat/cefid/content/sumari The papers are being hosted at the UAB Digital Repository of Documents (DDD). If you access them this way, you…

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Join us Saturday, June 18th as Dr. Pelz presents his newest book


Saturday June 18 at 2:30 pm at the Lincoln Park Public Library WILLIAM PELZ PRESENTS: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE Join Open University of the Left on Saturday June 18 at 2:30 pm at the Lincoln Park Public Library 1150 W. Fullerton Ave. (corner Racine) Chicago, free parking, (Red Line: Fullerton) Open University of the Left welcomes…

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Before ’68: The Left, activism & social movements in the long 1960s


  Thanks so much to the UEA School of History and the journal, Socialist History, for teaming up with us on this spectacular conference!  Visit our YouTube page to watch videos of many of the presentations.                

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A People’s History of Modern Europe


A People’s History of Modern Europe William A. Pelz Institute of Working Class History www.iwch.info PB 9780745332451 £18 / $28 / 288pp William A. Pelz is Director of the Institute of Working Class History in Chicago and Professor of History at Elgin Community College. His recent works include Wilhelm Liebknecht and German Social Democracy (Haymarket Books,…

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