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Rebel Footprints - Second Edition

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The radical response to conservative heritage tours and banal day-tripper guides, Rebel Footprints brings to life the history of ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

The radical response to conservative heritage tours and banal day-tripper guides, Rebel Footprints brings to life the history of social movements in the capital. Transporting readers from well-known landmarks to history-making hidden corners, David Rosenberg tells the story of protest and struggle in London from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

From the suffragettes to the socialists, from the Chartists to the trade unionists, the book invites us to step into the footprints of a diverse cast of dedicated fighters for social justice.

Self-directed walks pair with narratives that seamlessly blend history, politics and geography, and beautifully illustrated maps immerse the reader in the story of the city. Whether you are visiting it for the first time, or born and raised in it, Rosenberg invites you to see London as you never have before: the nation's capital as its radical centre.



Autorentext

David Rosenberg is an educator, writer and tour guide, and author of Rebel Footprints (Pluto, 2015) and Battle for the East End (Five Leaves, 2011). Since 2008, he has led tours of key sites in London's social and political history.



Inhalt

Acknowledgements Foreword by Ash Sarkar Introduction: Rebellious City 1. Writers and Rioters in the Fleet Street Precinct 2. Trailblazers for Democracy in Clerkenwell Green 3. The Spark of Rebellion in Bow 4. Coming in from the Cold: Immigrant Agitators and Radicals in Spitalfields 5. No Gods, No Masters: Radical Bloomsbury 6. Life on the Boundary: Fighting for Housing in Bethnal Green and Shoreditch 7. Stirrings from the South: The Battersea Four 8. Speaking Truth to Power: Suffragettes and Westminster 9. Not Afraid of the Prison Walls: Rebel Women and Men of Poplar 10. People's Power in Bermondsey 11. No Pasaran! Cable Street and Long Lane Conclusion Bibliography Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Rebel Footprints - Second Edition
Untertitel: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History
Autor:
EAN: 9781786804150
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Pluto Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 396
Veröffentlichung: 20.04.2019
Dateigrösse: 9.3 MB