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A history of the British Labour Party

Author: Andrew Thorpe
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Series: British studies series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of the British Labour party is a subject of abiding historical interest and obvious contemporary relevance. Of all subjects in modern history, it is one of the most fascinating but also one of the most controversial. Why was the Labour party formed? What were its aims, and how did it expect to achieve them? Why has it only ever had five periods in office? And how far can it be seen as a success or as a
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Thorpe
ISBN: 0312165048 9780312165048 0333560809 9780333560808 0333560817 9780333560815
OCLC Number: 35138462
Description: xi, 300 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Creation and Early Years, 1900-14 --
2. The Surge to Second-Party Status, 1914-22 --
3. Progress and Collapse, 1922-31 --
4. Remaking the Party? 1931-9 --
5. The Impact of the Second World War, 1939-45 --
6. The Attlee Governments, 1945-51 --
7. Searching for a New Direction, 1951-64 --
8. Wilson in Power, 1964-70 --
9. Drift to Defeat? 1970-9 --
10. Disaster and Recovery? 1979-92 --
App. 1. Seats Won at General Elections, 1900-92 --
App. 2. Labour Party Leaders --
App. 3. Labour Cabinets.
Series Title: British studies series.
Responsibility: Andrew Thorpe.

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Part of the "British Studies" series, this is a comprehensive survey of the Labour Party from its origins to 1992. Organized chronologically, it gives a narrative of events, including election  Read more...

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