Saturday, 11 July 2009

History of Socialism and Socialist Heritage in Liverpool

Dear Sir/Madam

My name is Dieter Loots and I study history at the University of Gent
in Belgium. For finalizing my three bachelor years I'm writing an essay about
Red(socialist) Heritage in Liverpool.

For that I'm looking for scientific literature about the history of
socialism and socialist heritage in Liverpool. I am looking for the
buildings that where build or fund by the socialist party. Which are
socialist?s buildings or places and what was their purpose in the past
and to-day?

Perhaps you can give me some titles and authors or some names of some
information about buildings that are very useful for my study.

Thanks in advance

Kind regards

1 comment:

  1. I would say that the term "Red" died out following the cold-war era and McCarthyism gave it a bad name anyway -- it's a term rarely used today. I don't know of any buildings dedicated to Socialism in the city apart from Trade Union headquarters but the Town Hall is the forum for all debates concerning political matters and has been so for many years. For literature I would strongly advise that you consult the bookshop News From Nowhere (just type in the name) They carry a huge amount of social and socialist books. The one book that is a must for any student is The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell which has become a socialist handbook and there is a plaque to Tressell on the Royal Hospital where he died --he is also buried in the city.
    Hope this helps
    John Hussey