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Thursday, 1 May 2014, 3:45PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

The Communist Party of Great Britain and Middle Class Recruits

Professor Kevin Morgan

Professor Morgan, of the University of Manchester, examines the wider context of the Communist Party in Great Britain. What we're its aims, how closely was it tied to the Communist Party of Russia, and what use dod it make of it Middle Class Recruits. This is a fascinating history of inter war Britain that charts the rise of the Communist Party in Britain.

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Professor of Politics and Contemporary History, University of Manchester, Kevin Morgan wrote his PhD on British communism and then worked on the cataloguing and subsequent digitisation of the archives of the British communist party (CPGB). He is currently Professor of Politics and Contemporary History and recipient of an AHRC Fellowship for the project ‘Communism and the cult of the leader’.  From 1999-2006 he edited the journal Socialist History and in 1996 launched the Communist History Network Newsletter, which after twenty-two issues was succeeded in 2009 by Twentieth Century Communism: a journal of twentieth century history, of which he remains an editor. He is a trustee to the Communist Party of Great Britain Archives Trust and the Working Class Movement Library. 


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1 May 2014

The Communist Party of Great Britain and Middle Class Recruits
Professor Kevin Morgan

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