Liverpool: City of Radicals
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
Uncontrollable, anarchic, and alienated from mainstream England, the Liverpool of popular British imagination is a hotbed of radicalism and creativity. This reputation is richly deserved, as the city has played host to a surprising number of radical events and innovations over the past century. Starting its chronicle in 1911, Liverpool: City of Radicals surveys the role of Liverpool in a wide range of fields, examining events including the near revolution of the Liverpool Transport Strike. Exploring one hundred years of art, music, politics, football, architecture, and theater, the bookconcludes with a look at the city today and what role radicalism will continue to play in its future.
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Notes on Contributors
Introduction: A Democratic Promenade
John Belchem and Bryan Biggs
1. Radical Prelude: 1911
2. Rebulding the Temple: Modernism with Ancestry in the Liverpool School of Architecture
3. Radical Art City?
4. The Revolution Will Not Be Dramatised
5. The Heavens Above and the Dirt Below: Liverpool’s Radical Music
Paul Du Noyer
6. Women and Radicalism in Liverpool, c.1890-1930
7. The Liverpool Way, the Matchless Kop and the Anny Road Boys: Notes on the Contradictions in Liverpool Football Supporter Radicalism
8. Liverpool 1911 and its Era: Foundational Myth or Authentic Tradition?
9. From the Ground Up: Radical Liverpool Now
10. Scouse and the City: Radicalism and Identity in Contemporary Liverpool