This popular study covers two major topics: the formation of the Labour Party and its emergence as the main rival to the conservatives. This transformation of the British political scene has been accounted for in a variety of ways. Dr Adelman examines these explanations and concludes that while there is a consensus about the reasons for the creation of the Labour Party there is no agreement about why it rose to such prominence.
Table of Contents
Part One : Origins. 1. Socialism and Trade Unionism. 2.The Formation of the Labour Party. Part Two: The Struggle For Power. 3.The Growth of the Labour Party. 4. Labour's Time of Trial. 5. Revival and Triumph. Part Three: Assessment. Part Four: Documents. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.