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Rebel Footprints

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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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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. Individual chapters highlight particular struggles and their participants, from famous faces to lesser-known luminaries.

Rosenberg sets London's radical campaigners against the backdrop of the city's multi-faceted development. Self-directed walks pair with narratives that seamlessly blend history, politics and geography. Specially commissioned maps and illustrations immerse the reader in the story of the city.

Whether 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.


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.


Acknowledgements Foreword by Billy Bragg Introduction 1. Rebellious City: London from the 1830s to the 1930s 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. Stirrings from the South: the Battersea Four 7. Speaking Truth to Power: Suffragettes and Westminster 8. Not Afraid of the Prison Walls: Rebel Women and Men of Poplar 9. People's Power in Bermondsey 10. No Pasaran!: Cable Street and Long Lane Conclusion Bibliography Index


Titel: Rebel Footprints
Untertitel: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History
EAN: 9781783713301
ISBN: 978-1-78371-330-1
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Pluto Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 320
Veröffentlichung: 20.03.2015
Jahr: 2015
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 4.2 MB
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