Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Kevin Jefferys
    Pages 1-7
  3. Kevin Jefferys
    Pages 8-34
  4. Kevin Jefferys
    Pages 35-59
  5. Kevin Jefferys
    Pages 60-81
  6. Kevin Jefferys
    Pages 82-105
  7. Kevin Jefferys
    Pages 106-129
  8. Kevin Jefferys
    Pages 130-135
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 136-161

About this book


What caused the 'strange death of Labour Britain'? Why did the party that swept to power in 1945 - and governed for half of the next twenty five years - falter so badly in the 1970's and 1980's? Here the author weighs up the conflicting arguments, and also takes a broader look at the interaction of policy, ideology and organisation in Labour's history. By drawing together these themes, Dr Jeffreys provides a wide-ranging introductory study: the first historical overview of the Labour party to cover the whole period between the eras of Clement Attlee and John Smith.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Labour Party since 1945
  • Authors Kevin Jefferys
  • Series Title British History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-52974-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-52975-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-22902-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 176
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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