John Leslie (1856-1921) is largely forgotten today. He was born in Edinburgh to Irish immigrants, and became an important figure within the socialist movement. He was a member of the Social Democratic Federation, and he wrote for the SDF's journal 'Justice' for over 30 years. He also played an important role in shaping the marxist politics of James Connolly, who was also born in Edinburgh to Irish parents. In this article, first published in 1894, John Leslie provides an account of the situation in Ireland and the history of the Irish struggle against British imperialism and occupation.
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers have one or two very minor scuffs but are clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound
The Irish Question, by John Leslie
Printed by Jolly George Press, 32 pages. A5 size booklet (N7542)