Along with Frederick Engels, Karl Marx electrified 19th Century political and economic thought. The effects of his work are very much still with us today. He was also a family man and a friend to many as his many letters show. Explore his world.
Commandant of the Dublin Brigade during the Easter 1916 Rising, James Connolly was a tireless worker in the Socialist cause and was in contact with many influential thinkers of his time (Eleanor Marx Aveling, for one). He also travelled extensively raising funds for unions in the USA and Ireland. Find out more through his letters.
A cultural giant of the Twentieth Century, Elia Kazan directed productions like 'On the Waterfront' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire' for the stage and screen. He worked with writers such as John Steinbeck, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller, as well as actors such as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Robert De Niro. Find out more about his life through his letters.
If you came up with one of the most important ideas in history, would you give up the credit? Alfred Russel Wallace developed the Theory of Evolution independently to Darwin, but held off publishing his ideas until the older man published his. Explore the world of one of Science's unsung heroes.