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Working Class Movement Library (Salford, Greater Manchester, England)

Works: 11 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 54 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Poetry  Sources  Pictorial works 
Classifications: HD5366, 821.0080358
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Most widely held works by Working Class Movement Library (Salford, Greater Manchester, England)
Radical and red poets and poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle of Bexley Square : Salford unemployed workers' demonstration - 1st October, 1931 by Edmund Frow( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chartism in Salford( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The general strike in Salford in 1911 by Edmund Frow( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployed demonstrations : Salford and Manchester : October 1931( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Rushton and his times, 1886-1956 by Bessie Dickinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Postcards for the cause : images from cartoons, leaflets and ephemera( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bulletin by Greater Manchester, England) Working Class Movement Library (Salford( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

War resisters in Britain, 1914-1918( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until now, telling the stories of Conscientious Objectors (COs) or creating a reliable picture of the anti-war movement in Britain during the First World War, has been a tortuous matter of assembling fragments of evidence from a variety of sources scattered across the country. The range and variety of the evidence is extensive but with this collection of digitised sources, a good start has been made to make a great deal of it much more accessible. The collection includes complete files of the key anti-war periodicals in The UDC and The Tribunal. It also includes a complete file of the very rare Reports of the Conscientious Objector Information Bureau (COIB). The Union of Democratic Control's (UDC) pamphlets and campaigning leaflets are all here as are its National Committee's Minutes from 1914 to 1938. For the No-Conscription Fellowship (NCF), arguably the most important of the anti-war movement's organisations, there are its Head Office letters and circulars sent to branches, some lists of early members and both early drafts and the final version of its Souvenir History, 1916-1919. As with the UDC, there are also examples of NCF publications, in particular the work of its most prominent figure, Clifford Allen. Another unique feature of the collection is the presence of evidence of local organisation which sustained both the wider anti-war movement and its individual Conscientious Objectors. There is rich material here from the NCF branch in Hyde, Cheshire together with material from the Manchester region. The records of the Willesden NCF, Middlesex (now Greater London), are also here. Included in both local collections are the stories of individual local COs. Among them is Thomas Henry Ellison's Scrapbook. Ellison, was a 'political' CO, originally from Golders Green in North London. A socialist and member of the Independent Labour Party, he took the 'Absolutist' position as a CO and refused all government schemes. Consequently much of his time between 1916 and April 1919 was spent in prison. His scrapbook is an eclectic collection of press cuttings, notes and pamphlets which provide a history of his own experiences and of the experience of the anti-war movement as a whole. With this collection it should now be possible for a more comprehensive story to be told of those men and women in Britain who opposed the First World War, of the actions they took and the personal struggles they had with their own consciences and with the authorities. The records herein have been collectively drawn from Hull University Archives, the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, and the library of the Religious Society of Friends, London"--Collection metadata page
The Meerut conspiracy trial, 1929-1933( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 20 March 1929, thirty-one people, suspected of either communist or trades unionist affiliations, were arrested across India, including Bombay, Calcutta and Poona. They were to be shortly followed by a thirty-second person - Hugh Lester Hutchinson - in June of the same year. Collectively, they were charged "under section 121A of the Indian Penal Code, of conspiracy to deprive the King of the sovereignty of British India." Ever since the Bolshevik revolution of October 1917, there grew a ubiquitous fear within the West of the spread of communism via Moscow's chief manifestation, the Comintern (Communist International). Indeed, it had long been suspected by the India Office that the Comintern had instructed the three Britons charged in the trial - Philip Spratt, Ben Bradley and Lester Hutchinson - to travel to India with the specific task of engendering a revolutionary espirit de corps within India's own growing trades union movements. More than this, however, the Meerut trial also demonstrates an indigenous expression of anti-colonialism from which, it could be argued, the British authorities were ultimately unable to counter. Given the highly protracted nature of the trial, public sympathy for the accused and imprisoned grew rapidly and the following documents add weight to this assertion. Collectively drawn from the British Library, Labour History Archive & Study Centre and Working Class Movement Library, the following documents bring together an array of differing, and balanced, perspectives on both the trial itself as well as its consequences for British imperialism as the sun was beginning to set on the Empire."
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Alternative Names

Working Class Museum Library (Salford, Greater Manchester, England)

English (12)