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‘In Default of an Immediate Realization of a True League of Nations’: The First Years of the League, 1919–1921

Peter J. Yearwood

in Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After American rejection of the Covenant, which London could not influence, the League was overshadowed by the Allied Supreme Council which tackled the main post‐war issues. The British supported the ... More


Leading the LNU, Caballing with Churchill: January 1932–September 1939

Martin Ceadel

in Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571161
eISBN:
9780191721762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571161.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces Angell's development into a largely orthodox liberal internationalist, as he belatedly realized that his ‘illusion’ thesis had assumed that aggressors could be reasoned into ... More


Revival, January 1919–September 1931

Martin Ceadel

in Semi-Detached Idealists: The British Peace Movement and International Relations, 1854-1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241170
eISBN:
9780191696893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241170.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The peace movement experienced a dramatic revival from the beginning of 1919 to the eve of the Manchuria crisis and also benefited from the public's growing disappointment with the post-war world. In ... More


Training for world citizenship: internationalist education between the wars

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter reviews the League of Nations Union's (LNU) popular support in Britain's schools, adult education bodies and universities. The campaign to internationalise the school curriculum was ... More


Of all parties and of none: the League in party politics

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter investigates the League of Nations Union's (LNU) efforts to present the League to the public as a cause which transcended party politics. The type of individual which the LNU attracted ... More


‘Not a Difference of Principle, but a Difference of Emphasis’: Wartime Studies on Population Transfer, 1940–1945

Matthew Frank

in Expelling the Germans: British Opinion and Post-1945 Population Transfer in Context

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233649
eISBN:
9780191716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233649.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the impact of the Second World War on British thinking on population transfer in general, and on a transfer of Germans in particular. Four ‘case studies’ are examined which ... More


Enlightened patriots: League, empire, nation

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter presents an analysis of the movement's popular base by examining how the supporters of the League of Nations Union (LNU) positioned their cause in relation to interwar pacifism, popular ... More


Members one of another: Christianity, religion and the League

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter reveals that the League's movement cultivated sizeable Anglican and Free Church followings in England and Wales, benefiting from but also contributing to the drive towards ecumenical ... More


the respectable face of troublemaking

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book provides an alternative interpretation of the popular League of Nations movement in Britain. It argues that the League inspired a rich and participatory culture of political protest, ... More


Mothering the world: the making of a gendered internationalism

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter investigates the extent and nature of women's League-related activism in interwar Britain. The League of Nations Union (LNU)'s recruiting efforts were profoundly gendered. Its propaganda ... More


Associational voluntarism in interwar Britain

Helen McCarthy

in The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the interwar voluntary sector to demonstrate that associational life did not come to be dominated by the ideologies of class and mass political parties, but rather continued to ... More


The League of Nations, public opinion and the New Diplomacy

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter addresses the League movement as a product of new strands of thought and action emerging from the First World War which collectively became known as the ‘New Diplomacy’. It investigates ... More


The quiet citizen silenced: the failure of political centrism, 1936–39

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter concentrates on the period from early 1936 to the outbreak of the Second World War. These years marked a turning point for the League of Nations Union (LNU) generally and for the League ... More


Conclusion: democratising foreign policy between the wars

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter evaluates how far the League movement realised its dream of a ‘democratised’ foreign policy between the wars, and addresses its fortunes after 1945, when the League of Nations Union ... More


Classes and cultures? League activism and class politics

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses how the League of Nations Union (LNU) was led at a national level by aristocrats, professionals and businessmen and at a local level by the provincial middle classes, with ... More


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