Social Democracy History Archive

The Official Journal of the Socialist League

This archive contains PDF scans of nearly all the issues of Commonweal, the paper of the Socialist League from 1885 to 1890, and of the anarcho-communist London Socialist League for 1891. The scans were originally put in the public domain by the University of Michigan; they are of variable quality and a few issues are missing. If you have a copy of one of these issues please let MIA know!

The paper continued to be published intermittently from 1892 but MIA has no copies later than December 1891.

Selected articles from Commonweal by authors including William Morris, E. Belfort Bax, Paul Lafargue and Frank Kitz have been transcribed and are listed separately

The archive is organized by year/volume: