Category: Volume 7 Issue 7.1

The Peasant’s Revolt and Socialist Memory

Written by Liam Blackshaw. Edited by Emma Ward. In The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, Karl Marx issued an indictment of the European peasantry’s perceived inability to develop a sense of class-consciousness, stating that they were ‘incapable of enforcing their…

The Fall of Rome: Rebellion or Evolution?

Written by Lee Norton. Edited by Nathaniel Robinson. The fall of Rome is seen as an event of great importance. It marked the end of an advanced civilisation and according to Bryan Ward-Perkins it left ‘the western world in the…

Class identity during the 1917 Russian Revolution

Written by Lewis Wiley. Edited by Emma Ward. Class identity and rebellion go hand-in-hand, especially when looking through a Marxist lens. Class struggle clearly underpinned the February and October Revolutions in 1917, and that struggle was born out of class…

Slave revolt in Antebellum America

Written by Ellicia Chester. Edited by Emma Ward. Antebellum American history, particularly in the South, has often been romanticised in popular culture. The idea of hot days and iced tea accompanied with the sounds of the slow southern drawl has…

The Hungarian Revolution 1956

Written by Maddie Alpar. Edited by Emma Ward. The collapse of the Hungarian fascist regime during the Second World War left an empty political vacuum in Hungary. The Soviets treated Hungary as a defeated country and with the backing of Stalin,…

The Upper Canada Rising of 1837

Written by William Raffle. Edited by Emma Ward. A dip in the economy, a huge influx of immigrants and positions of power held by a clique with business ties; these were the circumstances faced by Upper Canada during the 1830’s.…

Britain’s Warrior Queen: Is Boudicca’s Adoration deserved?

Written by Nathaniel Robinson. Edited by Emma ward. In the single minded-pursuit of vengeance, the warrior queen of the Iceni massacred thousands and led an insurrection which almost caused the Roman Empire to abandon Britannia. This attempted liberation is celebrated…

A Marxist Interpretation of the American Revolution

Written by Freddie Mitchell. Edited by Nathaniel Robinson. It is perhaps ironic to read the American Revolution of 1765-1783 as a Marxist one. The vehemence American governments of the 20th century and beyond would hold for the teachings and theories…