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Labour in crisis : Clement Attlee and the Labour Party in opposition, 1931-40

Author: John Swift
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the development of Clement Attlee and the Labour Party from the collapse of the second Labour Government in August 1931, to their entry into Churchill's coalition in May 1940. It is an  Read more...

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Named Person: C R Attlee; C R Attlee; Clement-Richard Attlee
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Swift
ISBN: 0333800877 9780333800874
OCLC Number: 45715080
Description: ix, 209 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Coming to the Forefront, 1883-1931 --
Early years --
Early political career --
The downfall of the government --
New Concerns: Attlee and the Depression, 1931-5 --
The policy debate --
Parliamentary opposition --
Progress made --
Old Concerns: India and Imperial Affairs, 1931-5 --
Labour and the empire --
India --
Newfoundland --
Attlee's developing views --
New Problems: Attlee and Defence and Foreign Policy, 1931-5 --
Labour's foreign policy in 1931 --
Disarmament --
Collective security --
The rise of Hitler --
The pacifists --
The Left --
The 1935 Defence White Paper --
Military affairs --
The Peace Ballot --
Abyssinia --
The developments in Labour's foreign policy --
From Deputy Leader to Leader, 1931-5 --
Parliamentary leadership --
Extra-parliamentary duties --
Defending the PLP --
Leadership style --
The election campaign --
The leadership ballot --
Attlee and the International Crises, 1935-40 --
Abyssinia --
The Rhineland --
Spain --
Rearmament --
The Far East --
Austria --
Appeasement --
The Phoney War --
Attlee and the foreign policy debate --
Imperial and Home Affairs, 1935-40 --
Imperial affairs --
Economic issues --
Modest successes --
Controversies --
Attlee's salary --
The BUF --
The Phoney War --
Attlee's role in imperial and domestic affairs --
The Leader of the Opposition, 1935-40 --
Leading the PLP --
The United and Popular Fronts --
Election prospects --
Leadership challenges --
The downfall of Chamberlain --
Conclusion-the Legacy of the 1930s --
Leadership --
Opposition --
The war years.
Responsibility: John Swift.
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."..an interesting and positive study."--Jerry H. Brookshire, Albion."..it has been well researched and provides useful summaries of Attlee's work and Labor Party policies." -- "History: Reviews of Read more...

 
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