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A history of the British Labour Party, Andrew Thorpe

Label
A history of the British Labour Party
Title
A history of the British Labour Party
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Thorpe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 failure?" "In this stimulating new book, Andrew Thorpe tries to answer these and other questions. He shows that the party originated in the trade union movement's desire for greater representation, but that it also developed a wider significance as a political party pushing for substantial social and economic change. However, he also suggests that the successes of the party carried within them the seeds of their own undoing." "The book covers the party's history from its foundation in 1900 until the election defeat of 1992, with further discussion of developments since then. The main events in the party's history are discussed, as are the leading personalities, such as MacDonald, Henderson, Attlee, Gaitskell, Wilson, Callaghan, Foot and Kinnock. This is not merely a study of 'high politics', for it tries to relate developments to wider influences within and beyond the confines of the Labour party." "Andrew Thorpe's account will be valuable both to students and to any general readers who want to know where the Labour party came from and where it might be going."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Thorpe, Andrew
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
British studies series
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Labour Party (Great Britain)
Label
A history of the British Labour Party, Andrew Thorpe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 348-371) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Creation and Early Years, 1900-14.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Surge to Second-Party Status, 1914-22.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • Progress and Collapse, 1922-31.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • Remaking the Party? 1931-39.
  • p. 84
  • 5.
  • Impact of the Second World War, 1939-45.
  • p. 104
  • 6.
  • Attlee Governments, 1945-51.
  • p. 120
  • 7.
  • Searching for a New Direction, 1951-64.
  • p. 142
  • 8.
  • Wilson in Power, 1964-70.
  • p. 163
  • 9.
  • Drift to Defeat? 1970-79.
  • p. 186
  • 10.
  • Down and Out? 1979-87.
  • p. 209
  • 11.
  • Modernization and New Labour, 1987-97.
  • p. 230
  • 12.
  • Blair and New Labour in Power, 1997-2007.
  • p. 256
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 284
  • Appendix 1.
  • Seats and Percentage of Votes Won at General Elections, 1900-2005.
  • p. 298
  • Appendix 2.
  • Labour Party Leaders.
  • p. 301
  • Appendix 3.
  • Labour Cabinets.
  • p. 302
  • Notes.
  • p. 317
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 348
  • Index.
  • p. 373
Control code
ocn222250341
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xi, 393 p.
Isbn
9780230500105
Lccn
2008015612
Label
A history of the British Labour Party, Andrew Thorpe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 348-371) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Creation and Early Years, 1900-14.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Surge to Second-Party Status, 1914-22.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • Progress and Collapse, 1922-31.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • Remaking the Party? 1931-39.
  • p. 84
  • 5.
  • Impact of the Second World War, 1939-45.
  • p. 104
  • 6.
  • Attlee Governments, 1945-51.
  • p. 120
  • 7.
  • Searching for a New Direction, 1951-64.
  • p. 142
  • 8.
  • Wilson in Power, 1964-70.
  • p. 163
  • 9.
  • Drift to Defeat? 1970-79.
  • p. 186
  • 10.
  • Down and Out? 1979-87.
  • p. 209
  • 11.
  • Modernization and New Labour, 1987-97.
  • p. 230
  • 12.
  • Blair and New Labour in Power, 1997-2007.
  • p. 256
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 284
  • Appendix 1.
  • Seats and Percentage of Votes Won at General Elections, 1900-2005.
  • p. 298
  • Appendix 2.
  • Labour Party Leaders.
  • p. 301
  • Appendix 3.
  • Labour Cabinets.
  • p. 302
  • Notes.
  • p. 317
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 348
  • Index.
  • p. 373
Control code
ocn222250341
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xi, 393 p.
Isbn
9780230500105
Lccn
2008015612

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