On 24 October Dr Kirsten Harris will be speaking at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, as part of their Invisible Histories series.
The Working Class Movement Library houses a rich collection of material relating to Britain’s working classes, telling the fascinating stories of their lives, work and activism.
Having made extensive use of the Working Class Movement Library collections, Kirsten will be presenting her research on Walt Whitman and his impact on British socialism in the nineteenth century. Despite Walt Whitman’s outright refusal to endorse socialist politics, his poetry was read enthusiastically by young socialist activists in Britain and America who believed that it spoke to and for the modern socialist cause.
This is a free event; all are welcome to attend.