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Reading List 2018-19

Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study, 2019/20, Semester 2
Professor Stephen Alford
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading list for Eve Haskins:

Primary sources

Archival sources:

Leeds University, Liddle Collection, LIDDLE/WW1/CO/038, Papers of Norman Gaudie, 1914-1919

Leeds University, Liddle Collection, LIDDLE/WW1/CO/011, Papers of John Hubert Brocklesby, 1914-1918

Leeds University, Liddle Collection, LIDDLE/WW1/CO/061, Papers of Howard C Marten, 1898-1980

Leeds University, Liddle Collection, LIDDLE/WW1/CO/007, Papers of Eric Beavon, 1914-1919

Published primary sources:

Asquith, Margot, Margot Asquith’s Great War Diary: The View from Downing Street by Michael Brock and Eleanor Brock (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014) [especially Part VII 16 November 1915 – 4 May 1916, pp. 259-282]

Catchpool, T Corder, On Two Fronts (London: Headley Bros, 1918) [especially ‘Trial By District Court-Martial, pp. 138-149 and ‘District Court Martial No. 2’, pp. 149-156]  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 09/01/2019) 

Duckers, James Scott, "Handed-over" : the prison experiences of Mr. J. Scott Duckers ... under the Military service act (London: C W Daniel, 1917) [can be found online]  

Florence, Mary, Catherine Marshall and C K Ogden, Militarism versus feminism : writings on women and war ISBN: 0860687821 (London:Allen and Unwin, 1915)

Hobhouse, Margaret, ‘I Appeal Unto Caesar’ The Case of the Conscientious Objector (London: Allen and Unwin, 1917) [can be found online]  

Hobhouse, Stephen, ‘An English Prison from Within’, The quarterly review. ISSN: 2043-5819, 230 (July 1918), 21-37 [in Special Collections, University of Leeds] Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

No-Conscription Fellowship, The No-Conscription Fellowship: A Souvenir of its Work During the Years 1914–19 (London: No-Conscription Fellowship, 1919) [in the Liddle Collection in Special Collections, University of Leeds]

Peet, Hubert, "112 days hard labour" : being some reflections on the first of my sentences as a conscientious objector (London: Ploughshare, 1917)

Plowman, Max, Bridge into the future ; letters of Max Plowman (London: Andrew Dakers, 1944)

Webb, Beatrice, Beatrice Webb's diaries, 1912-1924 (London: Longmans, 1952)

Online resources:

Imperial War Museum, Lives of the First World War, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors.  Available from:


Secondary sources

Adams, Ralph, ‘Asquith’s Choice: The May Coalition and the Coming of Conscription, 1915-1916’, The journal of British studies. ISSN: 0021-9371, XXV (1986), 243-263

Adams, Ralph and Philip Poirier, The conscription controversy in Great Britain, 1900-18 ISBN: 0333418468 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1987)

Allen, Walter E, All in a lifetime ISBN: 9780701206727; 0701206721 (pbk) : £3.95 : CIP confirmed (London: The Hogarth Press, 1959)

Alberti, Johanna, Beyond suffrage : feminists in war and peace, 1914-28 ISBN: 0333454359; 0333454367 (pbk) (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1989)

Baker, George, The soul of a skunk : the autobiography of a conscientious objector (London: E Partridge, 1930)

Barret, Clive, Subversive peacemakers : war resistance 1914-1918 : an Anglican perspective ISBN: 9780718893675 (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014)

Bell, Julian, We did not fight : 1914-18 experiences of war resisters (London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1935)

Berkman, Joyce, ‘Feminism, War and Peace Politics: The Case of World War One’, in Women, militarism, and war : essays in history, politics, and social theory ISBN: 0847674703 (pbk); 084767469x, ed. by Jean Bethke Elshtain and Sheila Tobias (Savage, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 1990), pp. 141-60 

Bet-Al, Ilana R, ‘Men and Soldiers: British Conscripts, Concepts of Masculinity and the Great War’, in Borderlines: Genders and Identities in War and Peace 1870-1930, ed. by Billie Melman (New York: Routledge, 1998), pp. 73-94

Bibbings, Lois, ‘State Reaction to Conscientious Objection’, in Frontiers of criminality ISBN: 0421526300, ed. by Ian Loveland (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1995), pp. 57-81

Bibbings, Lois, ‘Images of Manliness: The Portrayal of Soldiers and Conscientious Objectors in the Great War’, Social & legal studies. ISSN: 0964-6639, 12, 3 (2003), 335-358

Bibbings, Lois, Telling tales about men : conceptions of conscientious objectors to military service during the First World War ISBN: 9780719069239 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009) [especially Part II Chapter 1 ’Despised and rejected’ and Chapter 2 ‘Of cowards, shirkers and ‘unmen’, pp. 50-110]

Boulton, David, Objection overruled : conscription and conscience in the First World War ISBN: 0951157876 (Kendal: Stramongate Press, 2014) [especially chapters III, IV and V, pp. 66-140]

Brayborn, Gayle and Penny Summerfield, Out of the cage : women's experiences in two world wars ISBN: 0863582281 (pbk ; cased) : £14.95; 0863580467 (London: Pandora, 1987)

Brock, Peter, "These strange criminals" : an anthology of prison memoirs by conscientious objectors from the Great War to the Cold War ISBN: 0802087078 (hbk.); 9780802087072 (hbk.); 0802086616 (pbk.); 9780802086617 (pbk.) (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004)

Brockway, Archibald Fenner, Inside the left : thirty years of platform, press, prison and Parliament (London: Allen and Unwin, 1942) [especially Book 2: During the War, pp. 43-119]

Brockway, Archibald Fenner, Towards tomorrow : the autobiography of Fenner Brockway. ISBN: 0246108479 (London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1977) [especially Chapter 4, ‘The War’, pp. 34-42, Chapter 5, ‘In Prison’, pp. 43-52 and Chapter 6, ‘Solitary Confinement’, pp. 53-57]

Bussey, Gertrude and Margaret Tims, Pioneers for peace : Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915-1965 ISBN: 0950696803 (pbk.) : £3.50 (London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1980)

Byles, Joan M, ‘Women’s Experience of World War One: Suffragists, Pacifists and Poets’, Women's studies international forum. ISSN: 0277-5395, 8 (1985), 473-87

Carsten, Francis L, War against war : British and German radical movements in the First World War ISBN: 0713436972 (London: Batsford Academic and Educational, 1982) 

Carroll, Berenice, A., ‘Feminism and Pacifism: Historical and Theoretical Connections’, in Women and peace : theoretical, historical and practical perspectives ISBN: 0709940688 : £17.95, ed. by Ruth Roach Pierson (London: Croom Helm, 1987), pp. 2-28

Ceadel, Martin, Pacifism in Britain, 1914-1945 : the defining of a faith ISBN: 0198218826 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980)

Ceadel, Martin, Thinking about peace and war ISBN: 9780192192004; 0192822314 (pbk) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989)

Ceadel, Martin, Semi-detached idealists [electronic resource] : the British peace movement and international relations, 1854-1945 ISBN: 9780191696893 (ebook) : No price (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)

Ceadel, Martin, ‘Pacifism’, in The Cambridge history of the First World War. Volume 2, The State ISBN: 9780511675676 (ebook); 9780521766531 (hardback); 9781316504994 (paperback), ed. by Jay Winter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), pp. 576-605

Crangle, John V and Joseph Baylen, ‘Emily Hobhouse’s Peace Mission, 1916’, Journal of contemporary history. ISSN: 0022-0094, 14, 4 (1979), 731-744

Davis, Mary, Sylvia Pankhurst : a life in radical politics. ISBN: 0745315232 (pbk.) : £10.99; 0745315186; 9781849640725 (ebk.) (London: Pluto Press, 1999)

DeGroog Gerard J, Blighty : British society in the era of the Great War ISBN: 0582061377 (London: Longman, 1996)

Dewey, Peter, ‘Military Recruiting and the British Labour Force During the First World War’, The historical journal. ISSN: 0018-246x, 27 (1984), 199-223

Eglin, Josephine, ‘Women and Peace: From the Suffragists to the Greenham Women’, in Campaigns for peace : British peace movements in the twentieth century ISBN: 0719018935 (pbk), ed. by Richard Taylor and Nigel Young (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1987), pp. 221-59

Ellsworth-Jones, Will, We will not fight : the untold story of the First World War's conscientious objectors ISBN: 9781845133009 (hbk.); 1845133005 (hbk.) (London: Aurum Press Ltd, 2008)

Graham, John W, Conscription and conscience : a history 1916-1919 (London: Allen and Unwin, 1922) [especially Chapter 2, ‘Military Service Acts, 1916’, pp.51-67, Chapter 3, ‘The Tribunals at Work’, pp. 68-109, Chapter 7, ‘Prison 1. Treatment’, pp. 252-282]

Gregory, Adrian, ‘Military Service Tribunals: Civil Society in Action, 1916-18’, in Civil Society in British History, ed. by Jose Harris (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), pp. 177-90

Gregory, Adrian, The last Great War : British society and the First World War ISBN: 9780521728836 (pbk.); 9780521450379 (hbk.); 0521450373 (hbk.); 0521728835 (pbk.) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)

Hannam, June, Isabella Ford ISBN: 0631150684 (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989) [especially Chapter 10, ‘Peace Campaigner’, pp. 162-187]

Hannam, June and Karen Hunt, Socialist women : Britain, 1880s to 1920s ISBN: 0415266394 (pbk); 0415142202 (London: Routledge, 2001)

Hobshouse, Stephen, Margaret Hobhouse and her family (Rochester: Stanhope Press, 1934)

Hobhouse, Stephen, Forty Years and an Epilogue : an autobiography (1881-1951) (London: James Clarke and Co, 1951)

Hochschild, Adam, To end all wars : how the First World War divided Britain ISBN: 9780230013964 (hbk.) : £20.00; 0230013961 (hbk.) : £20.00 (London: Macmillan, 2012)

Johnson, Matthew, ‘The Liberal War Committee and the Liberal Advocacy of Conscription in Britain, 1914-1916’, The historical journal. ISSN: 0018-246x, 51 (2008), 399-420

Kennedy, Thomas, ‘Public Opinion and the Conscientious Objector, 1915-1919’, The journal of British studies. ISSN: 0021-9371, 12 (1973), 105-119

Kennedy, Thomas, The hound of conscience : a history of the No-Conscription Fellowship 1914-1919 ISBN: 0938626019 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1981) [especially Chapter 5, ‘The Tribunal System’, pp. 89-105, Chapter 6, ‘Resistance and Retribution’, pp. 106-132]   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 09/01/2019) 

Levi, Margaret, ‘The Institution of Conscription’, Social Science History ISSN: 0145-5532, 20 (1996), 133-67

Liddington, Jill, ‘The Women’s Peace Crusade: The History of a Forgotten Campaign’, in Over our dead bodies : women against the bomb ISBN: 0860683486, ed. by Dorothy Thompson (London: Virago, 1983), pp. 180-198

Lloyd George, David, War Memoirs of David Lloyd George (London: Oldhams Press, 1938) [especially Volume I, Chapter XXIII, ‘The Coming of Conscription’, pp. 426-443]   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Malleson, Miles, 'D' company and Black 'ell : two plays (London: Hendersons, 1916)

McDermott, James, ‘Conscience and Military Service Tribunals in Northamptonshire’, War in history. ISSN: 0968-3445, 17 (2010), 60-85

McDermott, James, British military service tribunals, 1916-1918 : 'a very much abused body of men' ISBN: 9780719084775; 0719084776; 9781847794185 ebk  (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011) [can be found online]  

Millman, Brock, Managing domestic dissent in First World War Britain, 1914-1918 ISBN: 0714681059 (pbk); 0714650544 (London: Frank Cass, 2000)

Millman, Brock, ‘The Battle of Cory Hall, November 1916: Patriots meet Dissenters in Wartime Cardiff’, Journal of Canadian History, 35 (2000), 57-83 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 09/01/2019) 

Millman, Brock, ‘HMG and the War Against Dissent, 1914-1918’, Journal of contemporary history. ISSN: 0022-0094, 30 (2005), 413-440

Mulvihill, Margaret, Charlotte Despard : a biography ISBN: 0044404468; 9780044404460; 0863582133 (pbk.); 9780863582134 (pbk.) (London: Pandora, 1989)

Nield-Chew, Ada, The life and writings of Ada Nield Chew ISBN: 0860682943 (pbk.); 9780860682943 (pbk.) (London: Virago, 1982)

Pankhurst, Estelle Sylvia, The home front : a mirror to life in England during the First World War ISBN: 0091729114 (pbk.); 9780091729110 (pbk.) (London: Ebury Press, 1987)

Pearce, Cyril, Comrades in Conscience: The Story of an English Community’s Opposition to the Great War (London: Francis Boutle Publishers, 2014) [especially ‘The Military Service Tribunals’, pp. 134-145 and ‘Conscientious Objectors’, pp. 146-164]

Pearce, Cyril and Helen Durham, ‘Patterns of Dissent in Britain during the First World War’, War & society. ISSN: 0729-2473, 34 (2015), 140-59

Plowman, Max, A subaltern on the Somme in 1916 (London: J M Dent, 1927)

Plowman, Max, The right to live : essays (London: Andrew Dakers, 1942) [especially ‘The Right to Live (1917) ’and ‘Postscript: The Right to Live (1939), pp. 31-54

Pittock, Malcolm, ‘Max Plowman and the Literature of the First World War’, The Cambridge quarterly. ISSN: 0008-199x, 33, 3 (2004), 217-243

Rae, John, Conscience and politics : the British Government and the conscientious objector to military service, 1916-1919 ISBN: 0192151762 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970) [especially Chapter 6, ‘The Tribunals at Work’, pp. 94-133]
  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 Robbins, Keith, The abolition of war : the 'Peace Movement' in Britain, 1914-1919 ISBN: 0708306225 : 5.00(U.K.) (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1976)

 Robbins, Keith, ‘British Experience of COs’ in Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experience, ed. by Hugh Cecil and Peter Liddle (London: Leo Cooper, 1996), pp.691-706

 Swartz, Martin, The Union of Democratic Control in British politics during the First World War ISBN: 0198271786 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971)

 Tylee, Claire, ‘”Maleness Run Riot” – The Great War and Women’s Resistance to Militarism’, Women's studies international forum. ISSN: 0277-5395, 11, 3 (1988), 199-210

 Vellacott, Jo, ‘Russell as a Ghost-Writer’, Russell, 15 (1974), 19-23   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 Vellacott, Jo, ‘Anti-War Suffragists’, History. ISSN: 0018-2648, 62 (1977), 411-425  

 Vellacott, Jo, ‘Feminist Consciousness and the First World War’, History workshop. ISSN: 0309-2984, 23 (1987), 81-101

 Vellacott, Jo, From Liberal to Labour with Women's Suffrage : The Story of Catherine Marshall ISBN: 9780851248523 (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 1993)

 Vellacott, Jo, Pacifists, patriots, and the vote : the erosion of democratic suffragism in Britain during the First World War ISBN: 023001335X (alk. paper) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)

 Vellacott, Jo, Conscientious objection : Bertrand Russell and the pacifists in the first world war ISBN: 9780851248424 (Nottingham: Spokesman, 2015) [especially Chapter 13, ‘The Absolutists’, pp. 190-203 and Chapter 15, ‘Philosopher in Prison’, pp. 223-240]

 Wallis, Jill, Valiant for peace : a history of the Fellowship of Reconciliation 1914 to 1989 ISBN: 0900368403; 9780900368400(London: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1991)

 Weller, Ken, 'Don't be a soldier!' : the radical anti-war movement in North London 1914-1918 ISBN: 0904526569 (London: Journeyman Press, 1985) [available in Special Collections, University of Leeds]

 Wiltsher, Anne, Most dangerous women : feminist peace campaigners of the Great War ISBN: 0863580106 (London: Pandora Press, 1985)

 Winter, Jay M, ‘Military Unfitness and Civilian Health in Britain during the First World War’, Journal of contemporary history. ISSN: 0022-0094, 15 (1980), 211-244

This list was last updated on 21/01/2019