First published in 1981, 'John Ludlow; A Christian Socialist' is an important contribution to the field of History.
First residence in France - trip to Italy - the revolution of 1830; temporary return to England 1831 - second stay in France 1831-7; society in the 30s - decision as to my future - the French West Indies, first stay, 1837-8; a London boarding house - a conveyancer's chambers - my early impressions of London society; a few impressions of travel - the Martinique earthquake - British India society and anti-corn law league - second visit to West Indies; a crisis in my own life; my love for my cousin Maria Forbes - amor vatem; a house in Cadogan Place 1843 and following years - beginnings of work - my health breaks up - Madeira, Spain and Portugal; return to chambers - Louis Meyer - beginnings of literary and social work, 1845-7; the French revolution of 1848 -beginning of intimacy with Mr. Maurice; the 10th April 1848 -Charles Kingsley - Charles Mansfield - "politics for the people" -new friendships; Little Ormond Yard school - Mr. Maurice's bible-evenings - Ruskin - Froude - artisan allies - conferences with working men; stay in France - sanitary reform - the working tailors' association - 1849-50; the society for promoting working men's associations - 1850 and following years - promoters, officers and well-wishers - some French refugees of 1848; the Christian socialist movement, 1850-4 - associations and institutions - literary work and lectures - parliamentary work; the Christian socialist movement, 1850-4 - my co-operative tour in Lancashire and Yorkshire - my work at the bar; the Christian socialist movement 1850-4 - the establishment of the central cooperative agency - relations with trade unions - the central co-operative agency and the council of promoters - my retirement from the latter - the educational trend of the movement; the Christian socialist movement 1850-4 - Mr. Maurice's King's College difficulties - the later conferences - the hall of association -the co-operative conference - the association for promoting industrial and provident societies; the Christian socialist movement 1850-4 - the working men's college founded - the provinces - the later co-operative conferences - the dying-out of the movement as an organized force; the working men's college; the Firs, Copse Hill - my experiences as a volunteer; the friendly societies' commission - the bills of 1874-5; trade unions - the social service association, 1852-71; couldn't-have-beens and might-have-beens; appendix.
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