Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Dorothy Thompson Speaks


Dorothy Thompson, author of The Chartists
will introduce Stephen Roberts, author of The Chartist Prisoners: The Radical Lives of Thomas Cooper (1805-1892) and Arthur O'Neill (1819-1896)

Saturday 13th September, 2pm
Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret St, Birmingham City Centre

The Chartist Prisoners tells the stories of Thomas Cooper & Arthur O'Neill. Imprisoned in 1843, these two Chartist leaders formed a friendship which lasted for fifty years. These two men led very busy lives. Cooper wrote novels & poetry, getting to know Carlyle & Dickens well, & became a Christian lecturer. O'Neill became a tireless campaigner for peace & international arbitration.

Organised by People’s History of the West Midlands.
Info 07977 057 902 or email peopleshistoryofthewestmidlands@yahoo.co.uk

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