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Trade Union and Industry Forum

BOOK LAUNCH: Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain

21 February 2017 - 17:30 pm - 19:30 pm

River Room, King's College London

Tristram Hunt, historian and former MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central

Professor Peter Ackers

Dr Alastair Reid

Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain: Other Worlds of Labour in the Twentieth Century

Professor Peter Ackers and Dr Alastair Reid introduce their edited collection of essays challenging traditional narratives of twentieth century British labour history. The collection explores neglected aspects of working class experience and political awareness over the twentieth century - including religious Nonconformity, self-organisation and left libertarianism - and shows how this diversity has been quashed by a narrative focussing on trade unions, nationalisation, class cohesion and secular state-socialism.

Tristram Hunt, historian and former Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central and the editors will provide commentary over drinks.

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Tristram Hunt MP

Geoff Mulgan, CEO, Nesta

Dr Peter Ackers

Dr Alastair Reid


17:30 pm - 19:30 pm

River Room, King's College London
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