Journal articles: Labour's leadership

 

 

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

 

David Howell  

"I LOVED MY UNION AND MY COUNTRY": JIMMY THOMAS AND THE POLITICS OF RAILWAY TRADE UNIONISM.
Twentieth Century British History
  (1995) 6(2): pp.145-173.

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Until his failure as minister for employment in the 1929-31 Labour government, and his subsequent membership in the national government, Thomas had been a key figure as political secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen.

Graham D.Goodlad.

LORD SANKEY AND LABOUR: THE RADICALIZATION OF A CONSERVATIVE.
Labour History Review  (1994) 59(1): pp.16-26.

Abstract: Discusses reasons behind the political evolution of Sir John Sankey (made baron 1929, viscount 1932) that began with his 1919 chairmanship of the royal commission convened to study the possibility of government nationalization of the British mining industry.

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Sankey's work on the Royal Commission to investigate the possibility of nationalisation of mining enlightened him to the social divisions of postwar Britain. Sankey's growing belief in a paternalistic, guided socialism, coupled with alienation from former conservative allies because of his pro-nationalization stance, coincided with an offer by the Labour Party in 1929 to serve as lord chancellor.

Adrian Smith

THE POLITICAL CAREER OF RAMSAY MACDONALD.
Modern History Review
 (1992) 3(4): pp.26-28.

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Discusses Ramsay MacDonald's career focusing on his role as a major architect of the Labour Party as the progressive alternative to the Conservatives.

   

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