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


Karl Marx and Modern Socialism, 1911

by Eden Paul

image from Red Clydeside collection

This booklet was published by the Independent Labour Party (ILP) publications department, the National Labour Press Limited. Founded in 1909, the National Labour Press was established in Manchester as the printing and publishing arm of the ILP. The National Labour Press printed and published mainly pamphlets and leaflets, although it also published national and regional socialist journals.

These ILP pamphlets and leaflets dealt with the contemporary political and social issues of the period such as unemployment, trade unions, strike action, labour law, child labour, education, poverty, women's suffrage, parliamentary representation, war, conscription and disarmament.

This booklet, published in 1911, is an example of the type of literature published by the ILP. Although never a Marxist party, the ILP was sympathetic to a great deal of Marxist theory and published texts on Marxism.

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