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The Communist Party and the Labour Movement, 1920–1926

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In December 1920, J. T. Murphy returned to Britain after attending the Second Congress of the Comintern in Russia. While in London, he paid a visit to his ex-girlfriend Ethel Morris, who had been ... More


Towards Left Reformism, 1932–1936

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

J. T. Murphy's strained relationship with the leadership of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) from the mid-1920s onwards was evident in a number of contentious issues. For example, Murphy ... More


The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Ralph Darlington

Published in print:
1998
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June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

J. T. Murphy was one of the most important worker-intellectual figures in the history of labour in early twentieth-century Britain. Using material from the Communist Party of Great Britain's archives ... More


The Shop Stewards' Movement, 1917–1919

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The wartime shop stewards in Britain were more concerned with industrial tactics than class struggle. Even J. T. Murphy did not, at least during the war years, progress beyond tactical thinking. ... More


Towards Bolshevism, 1919–1920

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

After World War I, J. T. Murphy became full-time chair of the Sheffield Workers' Committee and assistant secretary of the National Administrative Council of the Shop Stewards' and Workers' Committee ... More


The ‘New Line’, 1928–1932

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

During J. T. Murphy's stay in Russia as the representative of on the Executive Committee of the Communist International, his relationship with the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) leadership, ... More


Popular Frontism and Re-appraisal, 1936–1965

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

After he was expelled from the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB), J. T. Murphy increasingly distanced himself from the working-class movement in Britain. As a member of the Socialist League's ... More


The Comintern and Stalinism, 1926–1928

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The role of the Comintern in Russia influenced the political development of J. T. Murphy and the Communist Party of Great Britain. In turn, the Comintern's role was dependent on the changing nature ... More


The Early Years in Sheffield, 1888–1917

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

John Thomas Murphy was born in 1888 to a poor family in Wincobank, a small village on the outskirts of Sheffield. He received his elementary education at the Wincobank Council School, where he took ... More


Conclusion

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

J. T. Murphy died of a cerebral haemorrhage on May 13, 1965 at the age of seventy-six. In his lifetime, he had been only one of a generation of autodidact Marxists in early twentieth-century Britain. ... More


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