Introduction - John Callow Foreword 1. Basic Principles 2. Municipal Socialism 603. Socialism and the State 4. Socialism and Christianity 5. Socialism and the Worker 6. Socialism and the Woman Question 7. From Serfdom to Socialism 8. Summary and Conclusion 9. Appendix 10. Bibliography
Keir Hardie was the founder of the Labour Party, a pioneer trade unionist, a tireless campaigner for women's rights, and the first working man ever to be elected to Parliament. As a key text for the first generation of Labour Party activists, From Serfdom to Socialism stands both as a founding document of the Labour Party and as the fullest exposition of Hardie's political thought. It draws together into a coherent and explicitly socialist whole Hardie's - often disparate - ideas on history, religion, women's rights, and local and national government. In signalling the arrival of the Labour Party on the national stage, and defining all that it stood for, this book was to change the political landscape of Britain forever.