Signs of Change

William MORRIS (1834 - 1896)

In the 1880s William Morris, the artist and poet famously associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, left the Liberal Party and threw himself into the Socialist cause. He spoke all over the country, on street corners as well as in working men's clubs and lecture halls, and edited and wrote for the Socialist League's monthly newspaper. Signs of Change is a short collection of his talks and writings in this period, first published in 1888, covering such topics as what socialism and work should be, and how capitalism and waste developed. (Summary by Deborah Brabyn)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History , Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - How we live and how we might live, part 1 Deborah Brabyn
00:26:36
Play 02 02 - How we live and how we might live, part 2 Deborah Brabyn
00:24:21
Play 03 03 - Whigs, democrats, and socialists Deborah Brabyn
00:23:04
Play 04 04 - Feudal England Deborah Brabyn
00:38:58
Play 05 05 - The hopes of civilization, part 1 Deborah Brabyn
00:19:03
Play 06 06 - The hopes of civilization, part 2 Deborah Brabyn
00:26:26
Play 07 07 - The aims of art Deborah Brabyn
00:34:51
Play 08 08 - Useful work versus useless toil, part 1 Deborah Brabyn
00:26:42
Play 09 09 - Useful work versus useless toil, part 2 Deborah Brabyn
00:21:14
Play 10 10 - Dawn of a new epoch, part 1 Deborah Brabyn
00:23:10
Play 11 11 - Dawn of a new epoch, part 2 Deborah Brabyn
00:19:48