Widening Horizons? British Labour and the Second International 1893-1905

March 1993
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Spring93, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of the socialist political party, the Second International, to the early labor movement in Great Britain. Some British socialists of the 1890s regarded affiliation to the Second International as a source of added strength. Aside from having the powerful image, the international delivered the British labor and socialist movement a massive success in 1890. It was called the workers' May Day. Meanwhile, the early socialist movement in the country gained a certain authority from its links with famous names of European socialism such as Wilhelm Liebknecht, H.M. Hyndman, William Morris and R.B. Cunninghame Graham. The article also shows the major role played by the British in the early period of the Second International.


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