The Popular Front and the Progressive Tradition : Socialists, Liberals, and the Quest for Unity, 1884-1939

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The Popular Front and the Progressive Tradition : Socialists, Liberals, and the Quest for Unity, 1884-1939

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521413831
  • DDC分類 320.941

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This book is an in-depth exploration of the Popular Front and United Front campaigns in Britain in the late 1930s. Dr Blaazer aims to dispel the myth that these campaigns can be understood largely as a ruse engineered by the Communists into which non-Communists were blindly drawn. Instead he searches for the idea of 'progressive unity' in earlier episodes in the history of the British progressive tradition. By re-assessing the significance of these episodes, and by reconsidering the role of seminal progressive thinkers, he shows that the relationships between liberals and socialists, reformists and revolutionaries, had long been both intimate and fluid. Indeed, the reasons and assumptions behind individual decisions to support the struggle for progressive unity show that the Popular Front was a reasoned and culturally familiar response to a major political crisis.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Notes on the text
Introduction
1. The progressive side of politics
2. The colours of the rainbow
3. Imperialism and war
4. The pilgrims' progress
5. Inside the left
6. Fascism, unity, and loyalty: 1932-1937
7. The Popular Front
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index.