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The British Labour Party and the German Social Democrats, 1900–1931

Stefan Berger

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205005
eISBN:
9780191676451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205005.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is a comparative study of the early years of the British Labour Party and the German Social Democratic Party. The author examines the history of both parties over thirty years, focussing in ... More


Red Scotland!: The Rise and Fall of the Radical Left, c. 1872 to 1932

William Kenefick

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625178
eISBN:
9780748653430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625178.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book explores the rise and decline of left radicalism in Scotland c. 1872 to 1932. A journey through these turbulent times observes the response of Scottish artisans to legal restrictions on ... More


Democratic socialism and sectarianism, 1924–45

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Unionism remained deeply divided over issues of social service expenditure and the adoption of welfare legislation emanating from Westminster. It recognised the danger of the labour interests ... More


Labour Politics and the Dundee Working Class c.1895‒1936

Kenneth Baxter and William Kenefick

in Jute No More: Transforming Dundee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860905
eISBN:
9781474406031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860905.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter suggests that increasing concerns over poverty, housing, and worsening economic conditions combined with the aspirations and political demands of a Labour movement laid the solid ... More


Taking the Lead? The Scottish Labour Movement and Spain

Fraser Raeburn

in Scots and the Spanish Civil War: Solidarity, Activism and Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474459471
eISBN:
9781474491365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459471.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The labour movement represented the single most important constituency for pro-Republican activism in Scotland, representing a considerable concentration of financial resources and political ... More


The Scottish Labour Party: History, Institutions and Ideas

Gerry Hassan (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617845
eISBN:
9780748672097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617845.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Scottish Labour has been the dominant political party in Scotland for over 40 years. This book considers the contemporary party, analysing it in the context of Scottish politics, Scotland, and the ... More


The NILP in retreat, 1969–72

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter demonstrates the crisis of the Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP). As increasing numbers of Protestant and Catholic workers became unionised they flocked to the burgeoning ranks of the ... More


Introduction: the British labour movement between unity and division

Emmanuelle Avril and Yann Béliard (eds)

in Labour united and divided from the 1830s to the present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526126320
eISBN:
9781526138798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126320.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This introduction explains how the Labour Party’s current difficulties have made a number of concerns that seemed outmoded topical again and have rekindled the interest of both academics and ... More


The Labour Party in Scotland 1888–1945: Pragmatism and Principle

Richard Finlay

in The Scottish Labour Party: History, Institutions and Ideas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617845
eISBN:
9780748672097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617845.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the often competing roles of pragmatism and ideology in the development of the Labour movement in Scotland between 1888 and 1945. In many ways this chimes in with much of the ... More


Taking a Stand: The Response of the Unemployed 1931–34

Stephanie Ward

in Unemployment and the state in Britain: The means test and protest in 1930s south Wales and north-east England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086809
eISBN:
9781781705995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086809.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter draws together the themes of the previous two chapters to analyse how the unemployed responded to the means test. While many studies of the unemployed have noted that the movement ... More


Radicalism and Respectability in Working-class Political Culture

Malcolm Petrie

in Popular Politics and Political Culture: Urban Scotland, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474425612
eISBN:
9781474445214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425612.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Class, for some on the radical left, and especially those in the Communist Party, was not just an economic identity. It was also one earned through conduct, particularly a commitment to political ... More


Introduction

Neville Kirk

in Transnational Radicalism and the Connected Lives of Tom Mann and Robert Samuel Ross

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940094
eISBN:
9781786944269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940094.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The Introduction focuses upon the book’s key concerns with transnationalism and the connected transnational lives of Mann and Ross. It highlights their transnational, as well as national and ... More


Towards the Welfare State: Class, Community and Collective Action, 1936–41

Stephanie Ward

in Unemployment and the state in Britain: The means test and protest in 1930s south Wales and north-east England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086809
eISBN:
9781781705995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086809.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This last chapter draws together some of the major themes of the book. It considers the continued impact of unemployment and the means test in those areas which did not share in the recovery ... More


Concluding remarks

Emmanuelle Avril and Yann Béliard (eds)

in Labour united and divided from the 1830s to the present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526126320
eISBN:
9781526138798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126320.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The conclusion begins with an overview of the way the chapters in the volume have offered an exploration of three different levels of conflict – intra-organisational tensions, tensions which exist ... More


Labour united and divided from the 1830s to the present

Emmanuelle Avril and Yann Béliard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526126320
eISBN:
9781526138798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126320.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Spanning a period which stretches from the 19th century to the present day, this book takes a novel look at the British labour movement by examining the interaction between trade unions, the Labour ... More


The Sterilization Solution

Mathew Thomson

in The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the third proposed solution for addressing the mental deficiency problem in Great Britain during the 1930s, which was to sterilize ... More


Something in the air: the rise of the Troops Out Movement

Aly Renwick

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, engagements, legacies and memories

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096310
eISBN:
9781526120809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096310.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

An inspiration for the many student’ protests and workers’ industrial struggles of the 1960s came from the black civil rights struggle in America and the worldwide opposition to the US war in ... More


The decline of revolutionary pragmatism and the splintering of British communism in the 1980s

Jeremy Tranmer

in Labour united and divided from the 1830s to the present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526126320
eISBN:
9781526138798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126320.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The 1980s are often remembered as a period of divisions and splits in the Labour Party. However, it was not the only part of the British labour movement to experience this type of problem since the ... More


The vicissitudes of victory: Margaret Harkness, George Eastmont, Wanderer (1905), and the 1889 Dockworkers’ Strike

David Glover

in Margaret Harkness: Writing social engagement 1880-1921

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526123503
eISBN:
9781526141972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123503.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

George Eastmont: Wanderer sealed Margaret Harkness’s disengagement from the socialist politics with which she had been actively involved since the 1880s. Its broad canvas also marked another key ... More


Workers and revolution in Serbia: From Tito to Miloevic and beyond

Martin Upchurch and Darko Marinkovic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719085086
eISBN:
9781781706114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085086.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book offers a refreshing new analysis of the role of workers both in Tito's Yugoslavia and in the subsequent Serbian revolution against Milošević in October 2000. The authors argue that Tito and ... More


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