Labour in London: A Study in Municipal Achievement, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Labour in London

A Study in Municipal Achievement, 1st Edition

By Brian Barker


240 pages

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First published in 1946. This title is a clear and concise account of the march of Labour to the control of the London County Council and its work at County Hall in the 1940s. This study explores the rise of the Labour Party in London and the changes and progress in health, education, and social welfare. Labour in London will be of interest to students of history and politics.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lord Latham; 1. "Vested Interests in Dirt and Disease" 2. The Struggle for Municipal Reforms 3. The Rise of the London Labour Party 4. The Government of London 5. Clearing Away the Slums 6. A Great Experiment in Social Welfare 7. A Municipal Health Service 8. Progress in Education 9. Peace and Progress 10. London Goes to War 11. Rest Centres and Emergency Feeding 12. Education in Wartime 13. Social Welfare in Wartime 14. War Over the Hospitals 15. The Labour Boroughs of London

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General