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Dorothy Thompson (1923-2011)

Posted by entdinglichung - 9. Februar 2011

Dorothy Thompson, Historikerin, Aktivistin, Sozialistin und Partnerin von E.P. Thompson starb am 29. Januar im Alter von 87 Jahren, mehr in einem lesenswerten Nachruf von Sheila Rowbotham im Guardian, hieraus zwei kurze Auszüge:

„The historian Dorothy Thompson, who has died aged 87, was best known for her writing on the social and cultural aspects of the 19th-century Chartist movement. Her interest in the struggle of workers and women for rights had been awakened during her school days in suburban Bromley, Kent, when she was active in a communist youth group, and was deepened by her long engagement in radical politics. As a result she brought a complex understanding of the process of organising to her historical work.

In 1956 she was part of the dissenting group in the Communist party which set up the socialist humanist journal the New Reasoner. Characteristically, her competence meant she was designated „business manager“, though she also read through submitted manuscripts. The break with the Communist party was painful, but it also brought hope in the creation of a new left. Dorothy worked with the writers, artists, historians and trade unionists who were forming the new left clubs in many towns. Among those she admired were the Scottish miners‘ champion Lawrence Daly and the clothing worker Gertie Roche.“

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