A 'Failed Experiment'? Public Ownership and the Narratives of Post-War Britain
- THE RETURNING OFFICER. Brasher, Stephen // New Statesman;3/13/2015, Vol. 144 Issue 5253, p67
The article offers a brief discussion of the Labour Party candidates for seats in the British Parliament representing the Westmorland, England, district from 1924 to 1938, including politicians Reginald P. Burnett, Walter Bone, and E. V. Short.
- Defectors I. Brasher, Stephen // New Statesman;5/31/2013, Vol. 142 Issue 5160, p57
The article looks at Desmond Donnelly, former British Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Pembrokeshire between 1950 and 1970, who left the Labour Party in 1968 and wrote the book "Gaderene '68," which criticized British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
- Public-Sector Strikes in the 'Winter of Discontent'. Seifert, Roger // Historical Studies in Industrial Relations;9/1/2015, Issue 36, p219
John Shepherd's chapter on public-sector strikes provides a useful overview of what happened, giving due weight to the plight of both the low-paid manual workers and their trade-union leaders. However, he tends to ignore the sector-by-sector negotiations; he lacks understanding of the politics...
- Speak for Britain! A New History of the Labour Party. By Martin Pugh. Shaffer, Ryan // Twentieth Century British History;Sep2012, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p430
A review of the book "Speak for Britain! A New History of the Labour Party," by Martin Pugh, is presented.
- The rise of Socialism. Morgan, Kenneth O. // History Today;Nov81, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p30
Discusses the rise of socialism in Great Britain during the Edwardian era. Influence of trade unionism on the growth of socialism; Description of the Independent Labour Party's version of socialism; Conflict between different forms of socialism in Great Britain during the Edwardian era.
- Strange Journey: the life of Dorothy Eckersley. Cullen, Stephen M. // Historian (02651076);Autumn2013, Issue 119, p18
The article profiles the life of British political activist Frances "Dorothy" Eckersley. According to the article, Eckersley attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and toured with acting companies in the U.S. and England. The article states that her first marriage was to musician Edward...
- The Labour Party in Britain and Norway: Elections and the Pursuit of Power Between the Wars. By David Redvaldsen. Broad, Matthew // Twentieth Century British History;Mar2013, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p153
The article reviews the book "The Labour Party in Britain and Norway: Elections and the Pursuit of Power Between the Wars," by David Redvaldsen.
- Scouting expedition. Bogdanor, Vernon // New Statesman;5/17/2013, Vol. 142 Issue 5158, p47
A review of the book "Britain's First Labour Government," by John Shepherd and Keith Laybourn is presented.
- The Labour Party and Retail Distribution, 1919—1951. Manton, Kevin // Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Dec2008, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p269
This article attempts to show how, during the interwar period, Labour's ambivalent attitude to the retailing industry was born. This meant that, on the one hand, the party favoured big, consolidated businesses, but, on the other, it saw the advantages of small, local shops. Given that the...