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The Popular Front and the progressive tradition: socialists, liberals and the quest for unity, 1884-1939

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The Popular Front and the progressive tradition: socialists, liberals and the quest for unity, 1884-1939
Title
The Popular Front and the progressive tradition: socialists, liberals and the quest for unity, 1884-1939
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an in-depth exploration of the Popular Front and United Front campaigns in Britain in the late 1930s. The author aims to dispel the myth that these campaigns can be understood largely as a ruse engineered by the Communists into which non-Communists were drawn blindly. Instead the author searches for the idea of 'progressive unity' in earlier episodes in the history of the British progressive tradition, including the early life of the Fabian Society, and the agitations against the Boer War, the First World War, and the Treaty of Versailles. By reassessing the significance of these episodes, and by reconsidering the role of seminal progressive thinkers in the formation of the ideas and political culture of Labour leftism, the author shows that the relationships between liberals and socialists, and between reformists and revolutionaries, had long been both intimate and fluid. By examining the reasons and assumptions behind individual Labour leftists' decisions to support the struggle for progressive unity in the late 1930s, it is shown that the Popular Front was neither an aberration nor a 'stunt', but a reasoned and culturally familiar response to the major political crisis presented by fascism and appeasement
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UkLiU
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Blaazer, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coalition governments
  • Popular fronts
  • Liberalism
  • Socialism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The Popular Front and the progressive tradition: socialists, liberals and the quest for unity, 1884-1939
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The progressive side of politics -- 2. The colours of the rainbow -- 3. Imperialism and war -- 4. The pilgrims' progress -- 5. Inside the left -- 6. Fascism, unity, and loyalty: 1932-1937 -- 7. The Popular Front
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780521413831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Popular Front and the progressive tradition: socialists, liberals and the quest for unity, 1884-1939
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The progressive side of politics -- 2. The colours of the rainbow -- 3. Imperialism and war -- 4. The pilgrims' progress -- 5. Inside the left -- 6. Fascism, unity, and loyalty: 1932-1937 -- 7. The Popular Front
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780521413831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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