"England Arise!": The Labour Party and Popular Politics in 1940s Britain

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Manchester University Press, 1995 - Great Britain - 244 pages
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The 1940s marked a crucial turning point in modern British history. The Second World War disrupted normal patterns of social life and generated an unprecedented public support for radical policies which were to shape government legislation for decades ahead. In 1945 the Labour Party won a landslide election victory and went on to implement an unparalleled reform programme. Labour's triumph raised the possibility in the minds of many party members that the British public, radicalised by fighting Nazism, was ready to help build socialism.

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About the author (1995)

Peter Thompson is Sydney Mayer Lecturer in Early American History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St. Cross College.

Nick Tiratsoo is currently chair of a regeneration charity in East London. He was previously Visiting Research Fellow with the Business History Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Senior Research Fellow at Nottingham University Business School. He has published widely in the fields of political history, business history and planning history.

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