Non-Fiction Books:

History of the British Labour Party

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

History of the British Labour Party



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

A History of the British Labour Party by Andrew Thorpe
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


The leading single-volume history of Britain's governing party is revised and updated in this timely new edition.The story and analysis is brought right up to the present day, including the recent appointment of Gordon Brown as the new Labour PM. This book offers a detailed historical analysis of Tony Blair's thirteen-year leadership. The appendices and bibliography are fully revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction Creation and Early Years, 1900-14 The Surge to Second-Party Status, 1914-22 Progress and Collapse, 1922-31 Remaking the Party? 1931-9 The Impact of the Second World War, 1939-45 The Attlee Governments, 1945-51 Searching for a New Direction, 1951-64 Wilson in Power, 1964-70 Drift to Defeat? 1970-9 Down and Out? 1979-87 'Modernisation' and 'New Labour', 1987-97 Blair and New Labour in Power, 1997-2007 Conclusion Appendix 1 Seats Won at General Elections, 1900-2005 Appendix 2 Labour Party Leaders Appendix 3 Labour Cabinets Notes Bibliography Index

Author Biography

ANDREW THORPE is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Exeter, UK. His previous publications include Britain in the 1930s (Blackwell, 1992) and The Longman Companion to Britain in the Era of the World Wars (Longman, 1994).
Release date Australia
February 19th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
3rd Revised edition
1 black & white tables
Palgrave Macmillan
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...