Category Archives: East End philosophers and thinkers

Lansbury v Morrison, the battle over Poplarism

AS WE saw last week, the huge upsurge in industrial unrest in the East End was contained but not quelled by the outbreak of the First World War. In the first years of the 20th century the Labour movement and … Continue reading

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A Child of the Jago – Arthur Morrison and the Old Nichol

ARTHUR Morrison became famous as a chronicler of the East End. It wasn’t always a picture that went down well with his fellow historians. Many criticised his seminal Children of the Jago, first published in 1896, for sensationalising and dramatising … Continue reading

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Charles Bradlaugh & free thought

The blue plaque on the wall of 29 Turner Street, E1 states simply that ‘Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891), advocate of free thought, lived here 1870-1877.’ It seems a curious epitaph today, when most of us expect the right to think as … Continue reading

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