HYNDMAN HENRY MAYERS 1842 - 1921SOCIALIST

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Two letters to Douglas Sladen concerning the War Emergency Workers' NationalCommittee, Italy, the Russian Revolution and Georges Clemenceau.

  • First letter, dated 8th November 1917.
  • Second letter, dated 9th March 1919.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hyndman Henry Mayers 1842-1921.

Henry Mayers Hyndman was initially educated privately and then later atTrinity College Cambridge. After leaving Cambridge he travelled the world,working as a journalist, from 1866 - 1874, firstly on the Pall Mall Gazetteand later on papers in Australia, New Zealand and America. He wrote leadersfor the Melbourne Argus in favour of free education in 1869.

After 1874 his main interest became politics. He founded the SocialDemocratic Federation in 1881, was a member of the Irish Land League and theCentral Executive of the Land League of Great Britain 1881 - 1884. In 1886 Hewas tried and acquitted at the Old Bailey for participating in the West EndRiots.

He was an active socialist, being a delegate and chairman at the InternationalSocialist Congress in London, 1896, a member of the International SocialistBureau, 1900 - 1910 and a member of the movement to constitute the NationalSocialist Party against anti-national socialist groups. He stood as a SocialDemocratic candidate in Burnley, 1895, and contested Burnley again in 1906and 1910.

His publications include:

  • Indian Policy and English Justice (1874)
  • Bankruptcy of India (1878)
  • England for All (1881)
  • Historical Basis of Socialism (1883)
  • Emigration Fraud Exposed (1884)
  • A Commune for London (1888)
  • Commercial Crises of the 19th Century (1892)
  • Economics of Socialism (1896)
  • The Record of an Adventurous Life (1911)
  • Further Reminiscences (1912)
  • The Future of Democracy (1915)
  • The Awakening of Asia (1919)
  • Clemenceau: The Man and His Time (1919)
  • The Evolution of Revolution (1920)
  • Marx Made Easy (1921)

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