Workers against slavery: the US Civil War, the First International and the British working class

Submitted by AWL on 16 August, 2015 - 10:13

In 1865, slavery was abolished in the United States at the end of a four year Civil War. This pamphlet looks at the stand taken during the war by workers in Britain, who organised mass protests against slavery and against British ruling-class plans for military intervention in support of the slave-owners. It tells the story of how this internationalist and anti-racist struggle revived the British labour movement, gave workers the confidence to fight for the vote, and contributed to the birth of Karl Marx's International Working Men's Association, the "First International".

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