First of the South Australian Jubilee 150 publications, Jim Moss's Sound of Trumpets: history of the labour movement in South Australia merits Brian Dickey's comment "the first fully developed account of working class experience in South Australia", an area which has received scant attention from the general historians. Packed with recordings of telling facts, with recurring flashes of shrewd analysis, the book examines the process of class formation from English settlement, class consolidation Labor in politics and the unions, reformism and socialism up to the present day.
Recommended CitationGoodwin, Joan and Donaldson, Mike, Browsing: 1. Sound of Trumpets 2. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought 3. Nursing at the Wollongong Hospital 4. Politics and the Financial Sector, Australian Left Review, 1(94), 1985, 56.