'The Manchester Rambler': Ewan MacColl and the 1932 Mass Tresspass

@article{Harker2005TheMR,
  title={'The Manchester Rambler': Ewan MacColl and the 1932 Mass Tresspass},
  author={Ben Harker},
  journal={History Workshop Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={59},
  pages={219 - 228}
}
  • B. Harker
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • History
  • History Workshop Journal
Best known for his post-war work in theatre, radio, folk music and song writing, Ewan MacColl was born in 1915; the 1930s was a key decade in terms of his political and cultural development. It was in the 1930s that he cut his teeth as a Young Communist League activist, as an actor, and as a writer for both radio and theatre. His lifelong passion for rambling also took root in that decade.In the 1930s rambling was a mass sport of working class youth and the organized left played a decisive role… 

The Singing Strikers of 1928–29: Cultural Contestation, Community and Communists

Composed as events unfolded, the songs in a 1929 Communist Party strike songs booklet capture the sorrows, desires, complaints and worries of the striking clothing workers involved in two disputes

Class composition: The ballad of John Axon, cultural debate and the late 1950s British left

Abstract The influential BBC documentary radio program The Ballad of John Axon (1958) refracted, recoded and intervened into anxious debates within the late 1950s British left about shifting class

Performance, power and production: a selective, critical and cultural history of the radio interview.

This thesis charts the historical evolution of the ‘personal’ radio interview, in order to understand its use as a speech device, a social relationship and a communicative genre. Four contrasting

The enduring culture and limits of political song

Abstract The connection between song and politics is well documented, but in recent years is said to be severed. This is not the case. The relationship between politics and song endures, reflecting

Be Prepared: Communism and the Politics of Scouting in 1950s Britain

This article examines the exposure, and in some cases dismissal, of Boy Scouts who belonged or sympathised with the Young Communist League in Britain during the early 1950s. A focus on the rationale

Troubled by life : the experience of stress in twentieth-century Britain

In this thesis I explore how people conceptualised, explained and managed their experiences of everyday stress before the concept became ubiquitous. In doing so, I reveal some of the factors which

Public support for Green Belt: common rights in countryside access and recreation

  • Q. Bradley
  • History
    Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning
  • 2019
ABSTRACT Public support for Green Belt in England is legendary but is often dismissed as sentimental attachment. The aim of this paper is to situate public support for Green Belt within a history of

“Muddying the waters: recreational conflict and rights of use of British rivers”

Rivers have historically been spaces of recreation, in addition to work, trade, and sustenance. Today, multiple groups (anglers, canoeists, rowers, swimmers) vie for the recreational use of rivers in

Red and Green: Towards a Cross-fertilisation of Labour and Environmental History

The three articles and research note in this thematic section explore intersections between labour history and environmental history, including productive alliances and tensions between the two. This

List of Publications on the Economic and Social History of Great Britain and Ireland Published in 2005

(The place of publication is London and the date 2005 unless otherwise stated.)

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 32 REFERENCES

When the Music's over: The Story of Political Pop

This book sets out to examine the history of post-war political pop from the McCarthy era to Live Aid and from Ewan MacColl to Red Wedge. The story includes the anti-communist witch-hunts of the 50s,

Journeyman: An autobiography

Ewan MacColl and A.L.Lloyd brought about the 1950s revival of traditional folk music in Britain. MacColl remained our most famous folk singer for the next thirty years, with songs like "Dirty Old

Prospero and Ariel: The rise and fall of radio

Similar ebooks with Prospero And Ariel The Rise And Fall Of Radio A Personal Recollection : prospero and ariel the rise and fall of radio a personal prospero and ariel the rise and fall of radio a

On the edge

The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution.By Stuart A. Kauffman. Oxford University Press: 1993. Pp. 709. $75, £55 (hbk); $29.95, £17.95 (pbk).

Class Against Class: The Communist Party in Britain Between the Wars

A major study of the Communist party of Great Britain between the wars, when it adopted the military strategy of class against class, in its struggle to be the effective alternative to both the