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Marx, Engels and Modern British Socialism

The Social and Political Thought of H. M. Hyndman, E. B. Bax and William Morris

Authors: Flaherty, Seamus

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  • Offers a new account of the emergence of socialism in late nineteenth-century Britain
  • Reassesses three central figures – H.M. Hyndman, E.B. Bax and William Morris – to show how they interacted with Marx and Marxism
  • Recovers crucial sources rarely mentioned elsewhere and establishes an alternative genealogy of Fabianism
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This book is a reception study of Karl Marx’s and Friedrich Engels’ ideas in Britain during the late nineteenth century and a revisionist account of the emergence of modern British socialism. It reconstructs how H. M. Hyndman, E. B. Bax, and William Morris interacted with Marx and ‘Marxism’. It shows how Hyndman was a socialist of liberal and republican provenance, rather than the Tory radical he is typically held to be; how Bax was a sophisticated thinker and highly influential figure in European socialist circles, rather than a negligible pedant; and it shows how Morris’s debt to Bax and liberalism has not been given its due. It demonstrates how John Stuart Mill, in particular, was combined with Marx in Britain; it illuminates other liberal influences which help to explain the sectarian attitude adopted by the Social Democratic Federation towards organised labour; and it establishes an alternative genealogy for Fabian socialism. 

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Seamus Flaherty is an independent scholar. He has taught widely across modern history and the history of ideas, and he has published his research in the History of European Ideas, Modern Intellectual History and The English Historical Review.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 58,84 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marx, Engels and Modern British Socialism
Book Subtitle
The Social and Political Thought of H. M. Hyndman, E. B. Bax and William Morris
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42339-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42339-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42338-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 271
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