Cold War Ball
Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley
James Crossley [+]
St Mary's University, London
This chapter looks at how socialist readings continued in the Cold War, while others struggled because of Communist Party associations. It also looks at how the study of apocalypticism in the mid-twentieth century updated the reading of a seditious Ball by making connections with Nazism and the Soviet Union.