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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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A People’s History of Modern Europe


Will publish in June 2016….pre-order your copy today!!! The origin of capitalism and modern industrialism—and, not unrelated, the birthplace of Marxism—modern Europe provided the perfect conditions for a great number of political revolutions. From the monarchical terror of the Middle Ages to the mangled Europe of the twenty-first century, A People’s History of Modern Europe tracks the…

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Another Call for Papers!


Call for Papers : The International Echoes of the Commemorations of the October Revolution (1918-1990) Title: The International Echoes of the Commemorations of the October Revolution (1918-1990) Location: Switzerland, University of Lausanne, Géopolis (Room: 2227) Date: 14-16 September 2016 Organising Committee: J-F Fayet (Univ. of Lausanne) – Stéfanie Prezioso (Univ. of Lausanne) –Kevin Morgan (Univ….

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From Tragedy to Farce: The Rise and Fall of the American Left, 1914-2014


Did you miss seeing Professor William A. Pelz give his talk, “From Tragedy to Farce: The Rise and Fall of the American Left, 1914-2014” at the Open University of the Left?  Click the link below to enjoy a video of this discussion! From Tragedy to Farce: The Rise and Fall of the American Left, 1914-2014…

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The new edition of the EUGENE V DEBS READER is out!!!


  For book talks, contact the editor at iwch@juno.com   EUGENE V DEBS READER: Socialism and the Class Struggle Edited by William A Pelz With an introduction by Mark A Lause and an original introduction by Howard Zinn A collection of writings and speeches by one of the most radical of America’s early 20th century labour leader…

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