Subjects include (transcript page numbers given in brackets): John Maclean’s teaching activities and the educational value of his speeches on contemporary issues (1-3); campaigns by socialist members of Govan and Glasgow school boards (3-4); dismissal of Maclean from his teaching post following his imprisonment for organising an anti-war meeting in September 1915 (4-5); formation of Scottish Labour College in 1918 (5); current need for theoretical education for workers like that provided by Maclean (6); activities of socialist teachers (6-7); emphasis by Maclean on his working-class background (8); campaigning by William Martin Haddell on the Glasgow School Board for better school meals (8-9); contribution of miners to Glasgow labour movement and Maclean’s close association with them (9-12); Maclean’s leaflet of 1920 calling for a Scottish communist republic (12-13); Maclean’s differences with British communist party leaders (14); his formation of the Scottish Workers Republican Party (15-16).
Recording at 842/22.
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