Journal articles: the rise of Labour

 

 

Bibliography Early Years 1914-1924 1920-31 Inter War Years Road to Victory'45 Labour's leadership

 

Stefan Berger  

"ORGANISING TALENT AND DISCIPLINED STEADINESS": THE GERMAN SPD AS A MODEL FOR THE BRITISH LABOUR PARTY IN THE 1920S?

Contemporary European History (1996) 5(2): pp.171-190.

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Argues that Labour looked to the SDP as the model for its organisation.

Michael Childs  

LABOUR GROWS UP: THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM, POLITICAL GENERATIONS, AND BRITISH POLITICS 1890-1929.
Twentieth Century British History
  (1995) 6(2): pp.123-144.

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The rise of the Labour Party and the decline of the Liberal Party was attributable primarily to generational change, and not to either the effects of World War I or, by itself, the enlargement of the electorate in 1918.

Michael Dawson  

MONEY AND THE REAL IMPACT OF THE FOURTH REFORM ACT.
Historical Journal
  (1992) 35(2): pp.369-381.

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Labour was the main beneficiary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act.

Duncan Tanner  

ELECTIONS, STATISTICS, AND THE RISE OF THE LABOUR PARTY, 1906-1931.
Historical Journal
  (1991) 34(4): pp.893-908.

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A general interpretation of statistics suggests the growth of electoral support for Labour is too simplistic.

J.R.Brooks  

LABOUR AND EDUCATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION, 1916-1926: A CASE STUDY IN THE EVOLUTION OF POLICY.
History of Education
 (1991) 20(3): pp.245-259.

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Traces the growth of consensus on educational policy in the Labour Party from the last phases of World War I to the mid-1920's. Various factions within the party favoured plans ranging from a free, universal, liberal education for all, regardless of class, to vocational education for most with secondary education in the liberal arts reserved for a qualified few.

Kenneth Wald  

ADVANCE BY RETREAT? THE FORMATION OF BRITISH LABOUR'S ELECTORAL STRATEGY.

Journal of British Studies (1988) 27(3): pp.283-314.

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Although often seen as a move for ideological purification and presented as such by the Labour Party, Labour's reconstruction of 1918 was more accurately a pragmatic political move aimed at making the party attractive to new voters, especially the middle classes.

Anthony Mor-O'Brien  

KEIR HARDIE, C. B. STANTON AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Llafur
(1986) 4(3): pp.31-42.

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Study of the split between the pacifism of Keir Hardie and the patriotism of C. B. Stanton in Aberdare.

Tony Adams  

THE FORMATION OF THE CO-OPERATIVE PARTY RECONSIDERED.
International Review of Social History 
(1987) 32(1): pp.48-68.

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Argues that Sidney Pollard's contention of growth of support for Labour amongst co-operators before WWI is not supported by the evidence.

Jorgen Rasmussen  

WOMEN IN LABOUR: THE FLAPPER VOTE AND PARTY SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION IN BRITAIN.
Electoral Studies
(1984) 3(1): 47-63.

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Considers the impact of the enfranchisement of women in 1918.

Hugh W.Stephens  

PARTY REALIGNMENT IN BRITAIN, 1900-1925: A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS.

Social Science History (1982) 6(1): pp.35-66.

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An increase in voter turnout assisted Labour when a shift in the bases of Conservative and Liberal parties aided a realignment in British politics.

Chris Chamberlain  

THE GROWTH OF SUPPORT FOR THE LABOUR PARTY IN BRITAIN.
British Journal of Sociology
  (1973) 24(4): pp.474-489.

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J.M.Winter  

ARTHUR HENDERSON, THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE LABOUR PARTY.
Historical Journal
 (1972) 15(4): pp.753-773.

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Henderson's visit to Russia at the outset of the Revolution changed his outlook.

       
   

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