The Popular Front and the Progressive Tradition: Socialists, Liberals and the Quest for Unity, 1884-1939 / Edition 1

The Popular Front and the Progressive Tradition: Socialists, Liberals and the Quest for Unity, 1884-1939 / Edition 1

by David Blaazer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521521157

ISBN-13: 9780521521154

Pub. Date: 08/22/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study explains why the British Labour Party's "left" supported the unsuccessful campaign for the formation of a "Popular Front" of the Labour, Liberal, and Communist parties in the late 1930s. The support of the Labour "left" for the campaign has often been seen as a result of Communist manipulation but here Dr. Blaazer explains it by reassessing a sixty-year

Overview

This study explains why the British Labour Party's "left" supported the unsuccessful campaign for the formation of a "Popular Front" of the Labour, Liberal, and Communist parties in the late 1930s. The support of the Labour "left" for the campaign has often been seen as a result of Communist manipulation but here Dr. Blaazer explains it by reassessing a sixty-year period in the progressive tradition in British politics. He argues that the "left" emerged from that tradition, and that its support for a Popular Front was entirely consistent with the practice and ideas of British progressives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521521154
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2002
Edition description:
FIRST
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Notes on the text; Introduction; 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; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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