Red Clydeside: A history of the labour movement in Glasgow 1910-1932


The Young Worker's Book of Rebels, Nov 1918

by John S. Clarke

image from Red Clydeside collection

Front cover of pamphlet entitled "The Young Worker's Book of Rebels" by John S. Clarke, published in 1918. Clarke was one of the early leaders of the Socialist Labour Party and was considered to be one of the more colourful political characters of his day.

Clarke was an archaeologist, zoologist and performing lion-tamer and later an MP. It was also reported that on a visit to Moscow in 1920 he cured Lenin's dog of a serious ailment.

The contents of the pamphlet include stories relating to Ernest Jones, John Wycliffe, Giordano Bruno, John Ball, Spartacus and Wat Tyler. This book was No. 4 in the Proletarian School Series and was printed and published by The Proletarian School of Glasgow.

Source: Gallacher Memorial Library, Glasgow Caledonian University Special Collections and Archives