MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis, 1922-1931

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The Labour Party became a major political force during the 1920s. For many the party's enhanced status was associated closely with its leader, Ramsay MacDonald. This study offers a uniquely detailed analysis of Labour in the 1920s based on a wide variety of unpublished sources. Thorough scholarship and distinctive interpretation combine to provide an important examination of a major episode in twentieth- century history.

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Overview

The Labour Party became a major political force during the 1920s. For many the party's enhanced status was associated closely with its leader, Ramsay MacDonald. This study offers a uniquely detailed analysis of Labour in the 1920s based on a wide variety of unpublished sources. Thorough scholarship and distinctive interpretation combine to provide an important examination of a major episode in twentieth- century history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198203049
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/14/2002
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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David Howell is Professor of Politics at the University of York

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Table of Contents

Entry 1
1 Landmarks 3
2 Organization and Culture 17
3 Ambitions and Traditions 22
4 Party Structures and Strategies 54
5 Understanding Party Loyalism 85
6 The Political and the Industrial 93
7 The Miners: Institutions and Styles 99
8 Federation Factionalism 118
9 Coal Crises and Labour Governments 142
10 The Discreet Limits of Loyalism 155
11 Bevin's Union: Loyalism and Iconoclasm 171
12 The Special Relationship 194
13 Conflict and Negotiation 216
14 Identities 225
15 The Independent Labour Party 234
16 Socialist Think Tank 247
17 Socialism in Our Time 264
18 Socialist Conscience 288
19 Progressive Varieties 309
20 Constructing Labour Woman 332
21 Contesting Woman's Place 347
22 Excluding Communists 380
23 Clarifications 404
24 Contests and Contingencies 408
Exit 416
Appendices 419
Bibliography 425
Index 439
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