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Call for Conference Papers: ‘Echoes of revolution 1848, 1918. Revolution, nationalism, and socialism’


Weekend conference: ‘Echoes of revolution 1848, 1918. Revolution, nationalism, and socialism’ Dates: Saturday and Sunday, 17 and 18 February 2018 Venue: School of History, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK Organised and hosted by UEA School of History in conjunction with the journal Socialist History and the Institute of Working Class History, Chicago. As…

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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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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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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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