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'The Labour Prophet', 1892-1897

'The Labour Prophet' was the monthly journal of the Labour Church, a Christian Socialist organisation, and was edited by Rev. John Trevor.

The illustrated journal includes articles on the work of the Labour Church (locally and nationally), politics (particularly socialism, also some coverage of anarchism), trade unionism and labour disputes, working conditions in particular industries, welfare (including child welfare, poor law and unemployment), education, the role of women, temperance, and profiles of prominent individuals. A 'Cinderella' supplement for children is also included from May 1893 onwards. Contributors to the publication included Tom Mann, Keir Hardie, Ben Tillett, Robert Blatchford, Margaret McMillan, Sergius Stepniak, Edward Carpenter, Caroline E.D. Martyn and Edward Aveling.

The Modern Records Centre has bound volumes of the journal between Jan 1892-Dec 1897, all of which have been digitised and are freely available through our online catalogue:

Vols.1-2, nos.1-24, 1892-1893Link opens in a new window

Vol.3, nos.25-35, 1894Link opens in a new window

Vol.4, nos.37-48, 1895Link opens in a new window

Vols.5-6, nos.49-72, 1896-1897Link opens in a new window

Front page of The Labour Prophet, Sep 1893