Friendly Societies Research Group

In order to promote the exchange of information about friendly societies, co-operatives and mutuality the Friendly Societies Research Group has established an email news group for people interested in this subject. Joining this group will enable you to ask questions of, and receive replies from, others on the list and you'll be kept informed of developments within the group. We'll be posting information about the forthcoming conference on 24th November 2000 to be held at the Open University, Milton Keynes and entitled 'Mutuality, survival strategies and the friendly society'.

Roots of Reform

Elizabeth Sanders, Roots of Reform: Farmers, Workers, and the American State, 1877-1917. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1999. x + 532 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN: 0-226-73477-3; $48.00 (cloth), 0-226-73476-5.

Reviewed for EH.NET by Gerald Friedman, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts.
Published by EH.Net, April 2000.

Socialist Internationals

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the refoundation of the Socialist International in Frankfurt am Main the International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI) compiles a bibliography, which intends to register all publications of the various social democratic internationals in the period from 1914 to 2000, whether they are printed or, as in some cases, mimeographed. All those publications that were intended for public use will be included as well as publications published by the secretaries or presidents of the Internationals on behalf of theirorganisations (e.g.


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