THE SOUTHERN TREE OF LIBERTY
Published in 2006 by Federation Press, The Southern Tree of Liberty was the first extended investigation of radical democracy in colonial Australia. It met with misunderstanding and condescention from liberal historians. The publications and documents in this section reveal my attempts to answer the critics and publicise the book's argument. Central to the debate is the difference between materialist and idealist history (see especially A Song for the Future and Pickering Unpicked).
From Marxist Left Review, 9, Summer 2015, pp 119-136
Illawarra Unity, 7 (1) 2008