Research at the Freedom Bookshop

Dug up some pamphlet gold at Freedom Books, the amiable anarchist bookshop in Whitechapel.
Two of these relate to the radical struggles in London during the 18th century, and one is look at the history of radical pamphleteering. The radical pamphlets are a part of the English tradition going back to the ranters of the 1640s and into the fiery ‘zines of the 80s that ranting verse was so often a part off. Give that man a soapbox!
The pamphlets are from the excellent Past Tense and I hope to be putting up more in depth posts from this material.
The ballads, poems and ribaldry were then, as now, part of the working class’ two fingers to the great and the good.

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