NW Labour History Soc.
Unpopular Resistance by Alison RonanCode:
This brief overview of opposition to the First World War in Manchester and Salford introduces some of the leading activists and explores the way in which membership of anti-war organisations overlapped. It looks at campaigns against the war and against conscription, the erosion of civil rights and the need for universal suffrage. Activists from socialist, suffrage, non-conformist and pacifist campaigns worked together for a just and negotiated peace and to stop war in the future. The individual and collective stories reveal a complex and extensive anti-war network that stretched from Manchester and Salford across Britain.It is a largely forgotten story.