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The British General Election of 1931

Andrew Thorpe

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202189
eISBN:
9780191675195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202189.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The British general election of 1931 marked the culmination of a period of political and economic crisis, and has long been regarded as a watershed in 20th-century British history. In the summer of ... More


Exploring Politics, Enjoying Rehabilitation: 1919–31

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/9780199571161.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers Angell's efforts as a Labour politician. At first an enthusiastic leftist, he moderated his views from the autumn of 1920, and became somewhat detached from party work after ... More


A Change of Government

Andrew Thorpe

in The British General Election of 1931

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202189
eISBN:
9780191675195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202189.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Britain's political scene by the early summer of 1931 was by no means straightforward, but a number of things seem clear in retrospect. The Labour Party hoped for continued support from the Liberal ... More


The Outcome

Andrew Thorpe

in The British General Election of 1931

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202189
eISBN:
9780191675195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202189.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

At the Parliament dissolution, the National Government had a majority of around sixty, and few sober observers on any side expected that it would fail to increase this. Many felt the figure would be ... More


Holding the Line: The National Parties during the Campaign

Andrew Thorpe

in The British General Election of 1931

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202189
eISBN:
9780191675195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202189.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The National Government entered Britain's general election campaign in the full expectation of victory, and the more aware — or candid — Labourites shared their assurance. The Government's leaders ... More


Conservative Century

ANTHONY SELDON

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter presents the history of the Conservative Party since the late nineteenth century and suggests a cyclical chronological pattern of failure and success. It notes that during the nineteenth ... 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


Introduction

Andrew Thorpe

in The British General Election of 1931

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202189
eISBN:
9780191675195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202189.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The 1930s were regarded as a decade of tragedy in Britain and the National Governments had been very largely to blame. There exist now, therefore, powerful arguments in favour of a new analysis of ... More


Introduction: Love on the Dole: Significance, Context, History

Chris Hopkins

in Walter Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole': Novel, Play, Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941145
eISBN:
9781789629422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941145.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter outlines why Love on the Dole was such a significant, widely-read and influential text in the nineteen-thirties and why it has consistently remained so, both for scholars ... More


Defending Economic Internationalism, 1931–5

Peter Sloman

in The Liberal Party and the Economy, 1929-1964

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198723509
eISBN:
9780191790287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723509.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The early 1930s marked a difficult period for the Liberal Party as the National Government polarized political loyalties, dismantled the free-trade regime established by Peel and Gladstone, and ... More


The Idea of Constitutional Conservatism in the Early Twentieth Century

Johnathan O'Neill

in Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251940
eISBN:
9780823253012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251940.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

For decades scholars have argued that social Darwinism and laissez- faire ideology transfixed early twentieth-century American constitutionalism. This view has been considerably undermined by a wave ... More


The 1930s Squeeze: From Revenue Squeeze to Spending Squeeze via Political Crisis

Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz

in A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics: 100 Years of Austerity, Politics, and Bureaucracy in Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779612
eISBN:
9780191824661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779612.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter describes fiscal squeeze in the early 1930s against the backdrop of global financial crisis and the Great Depression—fiscal squeeze less severe on financial outcomes data than the 1920s ... More


The birth of myths: alternatives to government formation

Timothy Noël Peacock

in The British tradition of minority government

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526123268
eISBN:
9781526138903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123268.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter identifies and analyses previously neglected strategic dilemmas confronted at the outset of the formation of Minority Governments by Wilson in 1974 and Callaghan in 1976. Challenging ... More


Why Confusion? Why the Commune?

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Historians have generally seen the French declaration of war against Prussia on July 19, 1870, as doubly determined. From its inception, the Government of National Defense took as its primary ... More


The White Papers, 1935–1936

Christopher W. Miller

in Planning and Profits: British Naval Armaments Manufacture and the Military Industrial Complex, 1918-1941

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940667
eISBN:
9781786944412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940667.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter focuses on the attempt to ‘sell’ rearmament – which the National Government increasingly believed was necessary – to the public through a series of White Papers outlining its position on ... More


The Liberals, Keynes, and the Slump, 1929–31

Peter Sloman

in The Liberal Party and the Economy, 1929-1964

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198723509
eISBN:
9780191790287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723509.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the Liberal Party’s contribution to economic debate during the 1929 Parliament, its relationship with the minority Labour administration led by Ramsay MacDonald, and its role in ... More


On-Line on the Front Line: FAME

Ian Mcloughlin, Rob Wilson, and Mike Martin

in Digital Government at Work: A Social Informatics Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199557721
eISBN:
9780191761232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557721.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

The social informatics perspective places ‘users’ at the centre of understanding the design and use of digital technologies. In this chapter we focus on one key group, the ‘street level bureaucrats’ ... More


Pushing Back

Joseph A. McCartin

in Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199836789
eISBN:
9780190254506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199836789.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the birth of unionism among the ranks of air traffic controllers in the United States. It first examines President John F. Kennedy's Executive Order 10988, which gave workers ... More


A labour of Sisyphus: the quest for a great Labour Party

Andrew Gamble

Hans Schattle and Jeremy Nuttall (eds)

in Making social democrats: Citizens, mindsets, realities: Essays for David Marquand

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526120304
eISBN:
9781526138804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120304.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A central historical progressive dilemmas is explored, in chapter four, by Andrew Gamble through a re-visiting of Marquand’s 1977 biography of Ramsay MacDonald. An extensive historical work, which ... More


Politics: Or “Ninety-Nine and Forty-Four One-Hundredths Percent” Practical Christianity, 1935–1955

Carol V. R. George

in God's Salesman: Norman Vincent Peale and the Power of Positive Thinking

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190914769
eISBN:
9780190914806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914769.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Norman Vincent Peale’s message of practical Christianity intertwined with his conservative politics during the period 1935–1955. It argues that Peale’s populist religion and ... More


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