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The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Nicholas Owen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book examines the complex and often troubled relationship between anti-imperialist campaigners in Britain and India, from the formation of the Indian National Congress in 1885 to the winning of ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Owen

in The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introductory chapter criticizes existing theories on the strengths and weaknesses of metropolitan anti-imperialism. It outlines the key dilemmas for the principal actors in the study. First, it ... More


Introduction

Keith Hodgson

in Fighting Fascism: the British Left and the Rise of Fascism, 1919-39

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080555
eISBN:
9781781702406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080555.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This introductory chapter briefly sets out the purpose of the book, which is to counter myths about the British left and fascism in the inter-war years. It then considers why, when the British left ... More


The left and fascism in Britain, 1919–32

Keith Hodgson

in Fighting Fascism: the British Left and the Rise of Fascism, 1919-39

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080555
eISBN:
9781781702406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080555.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When considering the threat of fascism in Britain, the left repeated the familiar arguments they had had regarding Italy and Germany, and divided over the nature of the democratic state, as well as ... More


East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925-1976

Tom Buchanan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199570331
eISBN:
9780191741425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570331.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This book offers a complete, archive-based account of the relationship between China and the British Left, from the rise of modern Chinese nationalism to the death of Mao Tse tung. Beginning with the ... More


Fascism and war

Keith Hodgson

in Fighting Fascism: the British Left and the Rise of Fascism, 1919-39

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080555
eISBN:
9781781702406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080555.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

As the 1930s progressed, the left had new opportunities to observe fascism and deepen its understanding of the phenomenon. In Spain in 1936, there was another assault from the right on a European ... More


White Guards and Black Hundreds: existing concepts of counter-revolution

Keith Hodgson

in Fighting Fascism: the British Left and the Rise of Fascism, 1919-39

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080555
eISBN:
9781781702406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080555.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Despite a general agreement as to the essential political alignment of fascism, the parties of the left differed concerning its relationship to the state and other social forces, as well as over how ... More


Conclusion: the old left and the ‘new consensus’

Keith Hodgson

in Fighting Fascism: the British Left and the Rise of Fascism, 1919-39

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080555
eISBN:
9781781702406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080555.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

That fascism should be understood primarily in economic terms was a belief retained by the left from its initial awareness of the movement in Italy in 1919 up to and beyond the outbreak of war in ... More


The British left and the rise of Nazism

Keith Hodgson

in Fighting Fascism: the British Left and the Rise of Fascism, 1919-39

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080555
eISBN:
9781781702406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080555.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

With the benefit of hindsight, it can be difficult to imagine that people in Britain were ever unsure about what Nazism stood for, yet it was the case that early impressions were developed without ... More


Fighting Fascism: the British Left and the Rise of Fascism, 1919-39

Keith Hodgson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080555
eISBN:
9781781702406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080555.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In the years between the two world wars, fascism triumphed in Italy, Germany, Spain and elsewhere, coming to power after intense struggles with the labour movements of those countries. This book ... More


Explaining Italian fascism: from movement to dictatorship, 1919–26

Keith Hodgson

in Fighting Fascism: the British Left and the Rise of Fascism, 1919-39

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080555
eISBN:
9781781702406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080555.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The British left certainly had differences of opinion concerning Italian fascism. Moderates argued that it had flourished in a climate of fear engendered in the middle and upper classes by ... More


Introduction

Ben Jackson

in Equality and the British Left: A Study in Progressive Political Thought, 1900-64

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073069
eISBN:
9781781701454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073069.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book examines the ways in which the Left in Britain appropriated and developed the nascent economic egalitarianism of the late nineteenth century, including a few episodes in which these ... More


US/Us: The Left's Special Relationship

in Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773997
eISBN:
9780804777834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents a discussion on the special relationship between the British Left and the United States. The New Left and the Atlanticist right listened closely to voices from the American ... More


Riches and poverty

Ben Jackson

in Equality and the British Left: A Study in Progressive Political Thought, 1900-64

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073069
eISBN:
9781781701454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073069.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter begins with an account of the shared egalitarian outlook by considering the Left's objections to class inequality. Progressive writers and politicians employed a variety of arguments ... More


Conclusion

Ben Jackson

in Equality and the British Left: A Study in Progressive Political Thought, 1900-64

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073069
eISBN:
9781781701454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073069.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book has examined the historical development of the ideal of equality and its role in the ideology of the British Left. The overriding theme of this book is the sheer historical durability of a ... More


Equality and the British Left: A Study in Progressive Political Thought, 1900-64

Ben Jackson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073069
eISBN:
9781781701454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073069.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The demand for equality was at the heart of the politics of the Left in the twentieth century, but what did theorists and politicians on the British Left mean when they said they were committed to ... More


From each according to their ability

Ben Jackson

in Equality and the British Left: A Study in Progressive Political Thought, 1900-64

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073069
eISBN:
9781781701454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073069.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter establishes that progressives of the early twentieth century based their ideas about social justice on a strong principle of economic reciprocity, and a firm conviction that market ... More


Anti-apartheid solidarity in the perspectives and practices of the British far left in the 1970s and 1980s

Gavin Brown

in Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526113658
eISBN:
9781526132451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113658.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Communists and members of the New Left were involved in the Anti-Apartheid Movement [AAM] from its origins in the Boycott Committee in the late 1950s. In its early days, the AAM welcomed support from ... More


The British left and Zionism: History of a divorce

Paul Kelemen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088124
eISBN:
9781781706152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088124.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This study examines how the diverse strands of the British left have interpreted the conflict in Palestine. From being overwhelmingly supportive of the Zionist movement's effort to build a Jewish ... More


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