Thomas Spence and the Land Question 29 July

Professor Malcolm Chase will be speaking about Thomas Spence and the Land Question at the Socialist History Society (SHS) meeting this coming Saturday.

2pm, Saturday 29 July 

 Marx Memorial Library,

37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU

Malcolm is Professor of Social History at the University of Leeds. He has written extensively on Thomas Spence, including a recent article ‘The real rights of man: Thomas Spence,Paine and Chartism’ and his first book The People’s Farm: English Radical Agrarianism, 1775-1840 (1988), of which a new edition was recently published. His other books include The Chartists: perspectives and legacies (2015) and Chartism: A New History (2007).

He is Vice-President of the Society for the Study of Labour History and a member of the SHS.

Admission free, retiring collection, all welcome

http://www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk/category/meetings/future-shs-meetings

The Land Question is rising in importance again because of the obscene prices of land created by developers especially in London which makes it more and more difficult for Councils and housing associations to buy land for social or ‘affordable’ housing, and is drastically eroding the supply of employment land sites.

Thomas Spence

For background information on Thomas Spence see:

https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/thomas-spence-the-poor-mans-revolutionary

https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/thomas-spence-the-poor-mans-revolutionary-new-book-and-talk18-november

 

 

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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