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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


MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

David Howell

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Labour Party became a major political force in Britain during the 1920s. It unexpectedly entered office as a minority government in 1924; five years later as the largest party in the Commons it ... More


‘The Wiser and Wider Security at which we are Ourselves Aiming’: The Labour Government and the Geneva Protocol, 1924

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/9780199226733.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Ramsay MacDonald's Labour government of 1924 promised a new approach to the League. It rejected the Treaty of Mutual Assistance as militaristic, but was slow to advance a positive policy, though it ... More


Edwardian Progressive Visitors to India, 1905–14

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/9780199233014.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter analyses the growing possibilities for co-operation between the early Labour Party in Britain and the newly resurgent Congress movement in India. It does so through examination of four ... More


Conceptualizing the State: Innovation and Dispute in British Political Thought 1880-1914

James Meadowcroft

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206019
eISBN:
9780191676918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206019.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This book is concerned with the way in which the concept of the state was invoked in British political argument between 1880 and 1914. Its central claim is that the decades bracketing the turn of the ... More


Federation Factionalism

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

By the mid-1920s, a pattern of factionalism had developed within the Miners' Federation of Great Britain which would characterize the union for many years. The Right included most District Officials ... More


Socialist Think Tank

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Analysis of Independent Labour Party (ILP) politics after the electoral advance of 1922 is easily distorted by knowledge of what followed. In May 1923, Ramsay MacDonald assessed his first few months ... More


Bevin’s Union: Loyalism and Iconoclasm

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As the Labour Party's political and industrial leaderships moved rapidly to define and to consolidate their position after the August 1931 collapse of the Labour Government led by Ramsay MacDonald, ... More


British Progressives and Civil Society in India, 1905–1914

NICHOLAS OWEN

in Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the views of British Progressives at the start of the 20th century. The period saw the arrival of a new complicating development that revitalized the old debate about whether ... More


The Special Relationship

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When the Labour Party led by Ramsay MacDonald took office for the second time in June 1929, Walter Citrine, the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), hoped that his organization's ... More


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


Identities

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In March 1923, Philip Snowden rose in the Commons to propose a motion whose terms demonstrated that, in the complex political arguments and alignments of the 1920s in Britain, socialism and the ... More


The Independent Labour Party

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As the 1926 coal dispute entered its last month, Ramsay MacDonald reflected despondently on the state of the Independent Labour Party (ILP). His relationship with the pre-war ILP was often troubled. ... More


The National Government and the Calling of the Election

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/9780198202189.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

An unequivocal statement was issued by Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin, and Sir Herbert Samuel on August 1931. Within six weeks, however, the Cabinet had decided to fight a general election under ... More


Coal Crises and Labour Governments

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The leaders of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain responded positively to the record of the 1924 Labour Government in their public statements. The administration's minority status could provide ... More


Progressive Varieties

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Labour Party meeting held in the spring of 1924 featured two new party recruits, Oswald and Cynthia Mosley. The inclusion of a woman was indicative of the degree to which the Labour Party was ... More


Landmarks

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The second Labour Government entered office at the worst of times. When the Labour Party took office, unemployment stood at 1,164,000. By July 1931, it had risen to 2,750,000. The easy belief that a ... More


Prologue to Part III

Peter Clarke

in The Keynesian Revolution in the Making, 1924–1936

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202196
eISBN:
9780191675201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202196.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

With Lloyd George's pledge to conquer unemployment, public works became a central policy issue. The late 1920s were the most active period of Keynes's political career and his initiatives in policy ... More


Conflict and Negotiation

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The first week of the first Labour Government, led by Ramsay MacDonald, saw a national strike by members of the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF). Most of their footplate ... More


1925–1931: The British Left andthe Nationalist Revolution

Tom Buchanan

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199570331
eISBN:
9780191741425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570331.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows how the British left was mobilised in support of China during the Chinese Nationalist movement (KMT) in its confrontation with Britain during 1925–1928. The May 30th incident in ... More


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