Between 1932 and 1940 the British Union of Fascists established a vigorous and active presence in East London and South West Essex. This text considers the emergence, development and character of local Mosleyite fascism from a perspective sensitive to the region's varied municipal environment.
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...important, well-research study... L. J. Satre, Youngstown State University, Choice
"Linehan"s book demonstrates that when a thorough regional study of a particular fascism is combined with a sophisticated methodology and grasp of the generic phenomenon, it is able to make a major contribution, not just to refuting un founded generalizations about the national movement, but to deepening our understanding of the dynamics of fascism as a whole." Dr. Roger Griffin, Oxford Brookes University, 20th Century British History
"Dr Lineham"s work on the British Union of Fascists in east London and south-west Essex has undertaken an impressive burden and should provide the standard for subsequent local studies...As recognition of his accomplishment, one is enjoined to applaud this important and standard-setting contribution to our understanding of political extremism in inter-war Britain"- Larry L. Witherell- Jnl of Contemp. British History
Contemporary Review, 1/8/97
"This is a superb study."
Jewish Chronicle, 7/3/97
"Dr Linehan has assembled information and ideas with clarity."
Labour History Review, Vol 62, No 3, 1997
"This book significantly reinterprets British fascism ... It is important for a number of reasons ... Although not the definitive study of east London fascism, nobody will ever be able to write about the BUF again without significant reference to Linehan"s impressive book.