Joan Craig is a Trade Union organiser, passionate about social justice and rights of her class (working). She is tiny, wild haired, out spoken - and irresistible to men of all ages and classes.
A good read?
The Russian Revolution: When Workers Took Power
Vernadsky considers the Russian Revolution of 1917 to be ‘the greatest event in political history… It was the first occasion that working-class people took political power and held it for a significant period’.
Cowie Miners Polmaise Colliery and the 1984-85 Miners' Strike
This publication reproduces two pamphlets from the years of the Scottish Miners’ Strike.
Childhood and Death in Victorian England
This fascinating, if grim, book researches the ways that children died [and thus by implication lived] in the period 1800 -1901.
People, Places and Identities. Themes in British Social and Cultural History, 1700s-1980s
This book is a collection of essays in social and cultural history.
Anarchist Encounters: Russia In Revolution
This book presents extracts from five visitors to Russia in 1920 and 1921.
The Chartists: Perspectives and Legacies
This is not a book for those just starting to explore the history of Chartism, but it is an interesting and informative read for those with a little background knowledge of the movement.
Victorians and Edwardians Abroad: the Beginning of the Modern Holiday
This is an informative and enjoyable read, reporting an exploration of the formative years of the Polytechnic Travel Agency (PTA), in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Marx in London
This book certainly achieves what it sets out to do: to provide a guide both for visitors to London who want to see the places in the city associated with Marx
Manchester: Making The Modern City
This new history of Manchester edited by two of Manchester's leading historians, Alan Kidd and Terry Wyke