No serious study of working-class history or of the radical tradition in Britain can be attempted without reference to the newspapers, periodicals and other publications of the period in question. This collection contains more than 100 rare 19th-century periodicals, which together form a distinguished record of the history of working-class life and the response to industrial society.
Series One: The Nineteenth Century
This first series presents, for example, Cobbet's Evening Post, Cup of Italy, Gadfly, English Republic, Labour League Examiner, Progressive Review, R Leader, Robert Owen's Millenial Gazette and Voice of the People.
Note: None of these journals have previously been reproduced or reprinted. The collection is produced in three parts: Part 1 includes 32 titles: Part 2 includes 19 titles; and Part 3 includes 57 titles. A complete listing of titles is available.
Series One: 54 reels
Series Two: The Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, 1875-1933
This second series--selected from the unrivalled British Library at Collindale, London--consists of 54 radical periodicals of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Together, these periodicals represent the opinion of the social democrat, trade unionist, syndicalist, communist, anarchist and pacifist in an age that witnessed the formation of the British Labour Party, the rapid growth of the trade union movement, the impact of World War I and the General Strike of 1926. Few topics of any significance are not discussed in this collection of unparalleled scope. The contributors include some of the most famous radical voices of the day--George Bernard Shaw, John Burns, Keir Hardie, Tom Mann, Annie Besant and George Lansbury.
Series Two: 18 reels
Complete Collection: 72 reels