A History of the British Labour Party, Third Edition

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 18, 2008 - History - 408 pages
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Thorpe's book is widely seen as the best single-volume study of the whole of the Labour party's history. Now thoroughly updated in the light of ongoing historiographical debates, this third edition brings the story up to the present with new and revised chapters on the development of 'New Labour' and the legacy of the Blair government.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Creation and Early Years 190014
8
2 The Surge to Second Party Status 191422
36
3 Progress and Collapse 192231
59
4 Remaking the Party? 193139
84
5 The Impact of the Second World War 193945
104
6 The Attlee Governments 194551
120
7 Searching for a New Direction 195164
142
11 Modernization and New Labour 198797
230
12 Blair and New Labour in Power 19972007
256
Conclusion
284
Appendix 1 Seats and Percentage of Votes Won at General Elections 19002005
298
Appendix 2 Labour Party Leaders
301
Appendix 3 Labour Cabinets
302
Notes
317
Bibliography
348

8 Wilson in Power 196470
163
9 Drift to Defeat? 197079
186
10 Down and Out? 197987
209

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About the author (2008)

ANDREW THORPE is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Exeter, UK. His previous publications include Britain in the 1930s (Blackwell, 1992) and The Longman Companion to Britain in the Era of the World Wars (Longman, 1994).

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