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Labour and India, 1942–7

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/9780199233014.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the endgame of British decolonization in the light of the main themes of the book. It begins by returning to the theme of Labour's uneasy relationship with imperial governance. ... More


An Anti‐Fascist Alliance, 1934–42

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/9780199233014.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter looks at the most successful effort to build an alliance of the kind described in the previous chapter: the anti-fascist alliance built by Jawaharlal Nehru and parts of the Labour left, ... More


Wartime Radicals Envision a New Order, 1940–2

Geoffrey G. Field

in Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines growing public dissatisfaction with the conduct of the war at home and on the battlefield 1940–2. It discusses the features of the public ‘arena of public debate’ peculiar to ... More


Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Stanley Williamson

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240
Subject:
History, Social History

The worst disaster of the North Wales coalfield, and one of the worst in the history of the British mining industry, occurred in 1934, killing 256 men and devastating a small community. This book ... More


Dawn over Bretton Woods

Harry Blutstein

in The Ascent of Globalisation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992897
eISBN:
9781526104311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The global economic order that emerged at the end of the Second World War was the work of two men: John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White. This chapter describes the tense negotiations between ... More


In Search of Political Autonomy: (1940–2)

J.S. Grewal

in Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

In August 1940, Master Tara Singh started negotiations with the Congress leaders about whether or not to support the government in its war efforts. Mahatma Gandhi’s response obliged him eventually to ... More


India’s Fateful Hour

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460113
eISBN:
9780199086474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.003.0021
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The chapter opens with the assassination of Sir Michael O’Dwyer in London and Sir William’s lucky escape. He joins a Ministry of Supply Mission that travels out to stimulate the manufacture of ... More


Partition: Anglo-US Origins of Strategic Parity between India and Pakistan

Francine R. Frankel

in When Nehru Looked East: Origins of India-US Suspicion and India-China Rivalry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190064341
eISBN:
9780190064372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064341.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

The partition of India into the two independent states of India and Pakistan created strategic anomalies. India lost the advantage of its own geographic position, which had placed it across the ... More


The Working Mine

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the knowledge developed by Sir Stafford Cripps on the technicalities of mining, with which he astonished the inquiry and threw the Gresford management into disarray. His ... More


1939–1945: The War Factory

James Nye

in A Long Time in Making: The History of Smiths

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717256
eISBN:
9780191785986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717256.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Knowledge Management

Smiths’ products are needed in aircraft, ships, and fighting vehicles. It has two shadow factories under way in 1939 and diverts resources into materiel and other war-related production from the ... More


Gandhi's Interpreter: A Life of Horace Alexander

Geoffrey Carnall and Philippa Gregory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640454
eISBN:
9780748651948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Horace Alexander was an English Quaker who played a significant part in relations between Indian nationalist leaders and the British Government in the years before the transfer of power in 1947. He ... More


Productivity

Jim Tomlinson

in Managing the Economy, Managing the People: Narratives of Economic Life in Britain from Beveridge to Brexit

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198786092
eISBN:
9780191827778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786092.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter shows that the drive for higher productivity never attained universal popular support, though in government circles it was widely believed that such popular support was absolutely ... More


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