Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Saturday, January 08, 2011

The Burston School Strike remembered

I have a backlog of stuff I have been meaning to highlight of late on Histomat - ranging from Tony Cliff on Clara Zetkin, CLR James on Che Guevara, Martin Glaberman on Martin Luther King, Brian Pearce on Trotsky as an historian, George Rawick on slavery in the US, Pat Stack on Wikileaks, and so on, but my pick of the crop comes from my good friend Paddington, whose excellent blog I really should try and link to more often and who has recently blended family history, local history, and socialist history with a topical blog about 'the longest running strike in British history', the Burston School strike. This was led by school students and lasted from 1914 to 1939, and took place in that heartland of industrial stuggle: er, Norfolk.

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