First published in 1948, this book gives a full account of the development of the British Labour Party from its emergence as a national influence in the first world war to its return to power with an effective majority after the second world war. The study includes an epilogue which surveys the achievements of the party in the years after the 1945 election. This title will be of interest to scholars and students of history and politics.
About the Author
George Douglas Howard Cole (25 September 1889 – 14 January 1959) was an English political theorist, economist, writer and historian. As a libertarian socialist he was a long-time member of the Fabian Society and an advocate for the co-operative movement.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. The Labour Party in 1914 2. Labour in War-Time 3. Post-War 4. From Slump to Office 5. The First Labour Government and the "Red Letter" Election 6. The General Strike and After 7. The Second Labour Government and the Crisis of 1931 8. After the Deluge 9. Years of Aggression 10. Labour in the Second World War 11. Labour in Local Government 12. Epilogue, 1945-47; Bibliography; Index