Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956

Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526113658
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2018
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Evan Smith is a Visiting Adjunct Fellow in the School of History and International Relations at Flinders University, South Australia

Matthew Worley is Professor of Modern hHistory at the University of Reading

Table of Contents

Introduction: The continuing importance of the history of the British far left - Evan Smith and Matthew Worley

1 Revolutionary vanguard or agent provocateur: students and the far left on English university campuses, c. 1970-90 - Jodi Burkett

2 Not that serious? The investigation and trial of the Angry Brigade, 1967-72 - J. D. Taylor

3 Protest and survive: the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the Labour Party and civil defence in the 1980s - Jacquelyn Arnold

4 Anti-apartheid solidarity in the perspectives and practices of the British far left in the 1970s and '80s - Gavin Brown

5 'The Merits of Brother Worth': the International Socialists and life in a Coventry car factory, 1968-75 - Jack Saunders

6 Making miners militant? The Communist Party of Great Britain in the National Union of Mineworkers, 1956-85 - Sheryl Bernadette Buckley

7 Networks of solidarity: the London left and the 1984-85 miners' strike - Diarmaid Kelliher

8 'You have to start where you're at': politics and reputation in 1980s Sheffield - Daisy Payling

9 Origins of the present crisis? The emergence of 'left-wing' Scottish nationalism, 1956-79 - Rory Scothorne and Ewan Gibbs

10 A miner cause? The persistence of left nationalism in postwar Wales - Daryl Leeworthy

11 The British radical left and Northern Ireland during 'the Troubles' - Daniel Finn

12 The point is to change it: a short account of the Revolutionary Communist Party - Michael Fitzpatrick

13 The Militant Tendency and entrism in the Labour Party - Christopher Massey

14 Understanding the formation of the Communist Party of Britain - Lawrence Parker


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