The Attlee Governments 1945 1951

Author: Kevin Jefferys
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317898931
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: History

In 1945 the Labour Government set about a major transformation of British society, Dr Jefferys's analyses the main changes and relates them to debates within the Labour party, on the nature of its aims and how best to achieve them.

The Conservative Party and British Politics 1902 1951

Author: Stuart Ball
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317897293
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: History

The history of the Conservative Party during the first half of the twentieth century was marked by crisis and controversy, from Joseph Chamberlain's tariff reform campaign through the Lloyd George coalition and the National Government between the wars to the defeat of 1945 and the post war recovery. This study provides a lucid account of this turbulent and formative period in the history of the most durable and adaptive force in modern British politics.

The Rise of the Labour Party 1880 1945

Author: Paul Adelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317887263
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: History

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.

Attlee s Labour Governments 1945 51

Author: Robert Pearce
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134962402
Release Date: 2006-04-07
Genre: History

The Labour governments of 1945-51 are among the most important and controversial in modern British history, and have been the focus of extensive research over the last fifteen years. In this study, Robert Pearce makes the results of this research available in a concise and accessible form, whilst encouraging students to formulate their own interpretations. He looks at the main political personalities of the period, sets their work in the context of Labour history since 1900, and examines their domestic, foreign and imperial achievements.

Gladstone Disraeli and Later Victorian Politics

Author: Paul Adelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317886631
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Genre: History

A major new edition of this introductory survey of the two main political parties, from the rise of the Liberal Party under Gladstone until the period of Conservative domination under Salisbury in the late nineteenth century. As well as assessing the impact of major political landmarks such as the Great Reform Acts, it also describes the nineteenth century political scene.

The Decline Of The Liberal Party 1910 1931

Author: Paul Adelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317889281
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: History

Paul Adelman seeks to explain the Liberal Party's dramatic transformation in political fortune. This clear, objective up-to-date account of the history of the Liberal Party covers the key period, 1910-1931. Focusing on liberal decline and drawing upon the different views forwarded by historians to account for this phenomenon, it discusses liberal decline before World War 1, the impact of the war on the liberals and the divisions that grew in the party after December 1916 between followers of Asquith and Lloyd George. A number of general factors are also covered, the impact of social and economic change, the effects of the Reform Act of 1918 and the rise of the Labour party. An ideal text for A-level and undergraduate students of history and politics.

The Labour Governments 1945 1951 What economic and social policies were pursued and how were they put into action

Author: Claire Darquenne
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638579667
Release Date: 2006-12-12
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, University of Passau, course: Proseminar "Democracy in Britain", 22 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The Labour Party is a Socialist Party, and proud of it. Its ultimate purpose at home is the establishment of the Socialist Commonwealth of Great Britain - free, democratic, efficient, progressive, publicspirited, its material resources organised in the service of the British people. (The Labour Party electoral manifesto 1945, quoted in Adelman 1986: 124) These were the words of the 1945 Labour Party election manifesto Let us Face the Future. Consequently, in the ensuing five years, everyone felt caught up in a great national experiment, the creation of a new social democratic society (cf. Webb 1989). This experiment included an extensive programme of nationalization, planning, and the establishment of the welfare state. After the landslide victory of 1945, Clement Attlee’s government wasted no time in launching a series of major policy initiatives. All of this left a profound mark on modern Britain by creating a new order (cf. Jefferys 1993: 8), an order that meant full employment, a freely accessible health service and a system of social security which improved the quality of life of the bulk of the population. At the same time, though, it was criticized. Left-wing critics attacked the government for introducing too little socialism whereas the political right claimed that the government introduced too much rather than too little socialism with its reforms. Yet in assessing Labour’s policies, however, account must be taken not only of abstract principles, but also of what was possible in the circumstances (cf. Peden 1985: 153). It is the aim of this paper, therefore, to analyse the main economic and social policies of the British post-war period in order to shed light on achievements and failures of the first Labour majority government. Was the Prime Minister right to describe his record as constituting a `revolution without tears`, or was this a lost opportunity for a more fundamental transformation of British society? (cf. Jefferys 1993: 3) This will be discussed in the conclusion. But before arriving there it is first necessary to look at the history of the British Labour Party in order to get an idea of its character and ideology which highly influenced its post-war measures. Secondly, the circumstances mentioned above have to be taken into consideration by looking at the economic and social situation in Britain after the war. [...]

British Labour and the Cold War

Author: Peter Weiler
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804714649
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Political Science

A critical examination of the labour government and trades Union Congress in the immediate postwar period, this book argues that the Cold War was not just a traditional conflict between states but also an attempt to contain the growth of radical working-class movements at home and abroad. These radical movements, stimulated by the Second World War and its aftermath, seemed to policymakers within the Labour Party and the TUC to threaten British interests. The author contends that the Labour government never seriously considered following a socialist foreign policy, but instead sought to shape political developments throughout the world in ways most conductive to maintaining Britain's traditional economic and imperial interests. The government was able to follow established policies abroad and increasingly at home at least in part because British trade union leaders supported its attempts to prevent radicals and communists from coming to power in trade union movements inside Britain and throughout the world. In so doing, the trade union movement significantly extended its links with the state, in particular by cooperating with it in the sphere of foreign and colonial labour policy.

The Conservative Governments 1951 1964

Author: Andrew Boxer
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 0582209137
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: History

The 1950s was a period of unprecedented growth at home, but it also witnessed Britain's diminishing influence on the world stage, a growing dependence on the USA, the withdrawal from the Empire and failure to join the European Community. This book provides analysis of these events and assesses the political record of the four consecutive Conservative premierships who brought these changes about, and also looks at the divisions and disputes within the Labour party.

The Weimar Republic

Author: John Hiden
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: UOM:39015056789087
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

It is often assumed that the Weimar Republic was bound to fail due to the harsh terms of the Versailles Settlement. Professor Hiden dispels this simplistic view and shows that it was a complex set of factors which finally brought Hitler to power. This clear and balanced study is now fully revised - for the first time since its publication in 1974 - to take account of the latest research.

Ideas and Policies Under Labour 1945 1951

Author: Martin Francis
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719048338
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides the first sustained examination of the relationship between socialist ideas and the policies of the 1945-51 Labour government.

The Holocaust

Author: David Engel
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UOM:39015056827259
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

This text offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the infamous event. The author examines how 5.8 million European Jews could die at the hands of the Third Reich during World War Two.

Peter the Great

Author: William Marshall
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0582003555
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

SEMINAR STUDIES IN HISTORYEdited by Roger Lockyer(Emeritus Reader in History, in the University of London)This famous series examines key themes in British, European and World history in short, succinct volumes. The text is supported by primary material in a Documents section, a full bibliography and an index; where appropriate there are maps, chronologies and glossaries. All the books in the series are written by experts in the field who are not only familiar with the latest research but have often contributed to it. Works of scholarship in their own right, the books also provide a survey of current historical interpretations. Longman has now inaugurated a major programme of renewal and expansion for Seminar Studies, with many new titles and new editions in the pipeline. Existing books are being re-presented in a larger, more reader-friendly format as they reprint; and new books and new editions are being reset into an entirely new page design. Peter the Great was an unusual man and a most unusual tsar. His reign (1682-1725) had a momentous impact on the development of modern Russia and a study of it is crucial for an understanding of Russia's development from backwater to twentie