Kōrero: Arts and the nation

Progressive Books

Progressive Books

Progressive Books was a co-operative bookshop that opened in Auckland in 1936 to sell left-wing and progressive literature. The shop was run by Jack Basham (shown at rear) and his wife Doris. Along with left-wing book clubs and Tomorrow magazine, the co-operative bookshops that opened in the main centres by 1943 represented a strongly internationalist socialist perspective, which was rather distinct from the views of most cultural nationalists of the period.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Roth Collection
Reference: PAColl-4920-2-2-1

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Arts and the nation - Major themes of cultural nationalism, 1930 to 1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/45018/progressive-books (accessed 12 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014