First published in 1948, this book gives a full account of the development of the British Labour Party from its emergence as a national influence in the first world war to its return to power with an effective majority after the second world war. The study includes an epilogue which surveys the achievements of the party in the years after the 1945 election. This title will be of interest to scholars and students of history and politics.
Preface; 1. The Labour Party in 1914 2. Labour in War-Time 3. Post-War 4. From Slump to Office 5. The First Labour Government and the "Red Letter" Election 6. The General Strike and After 7. The Second Labour Government and the Crisis of 1931 8. After the Deluge 9. Years of Aggression 10. Labour in the Second World War 11. Labour in Local Government 12. Epilogue, 1945-47; Bibliography; Index
This set of 44 volumes, originally published between 1924 and 1995, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the Labour Movement, including labour union history, the early stages and development of the Labour Party, and studies on the working classes. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of political history.