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Published: 01 November 2017

256 Pages | 6 b/w illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786940025

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For Class and Country

The Patriotic Left and the First World War

David Swift

Liverpool University Press

Studies in Labour History LUP

  • The first substantial text to concentrate on the importance of the patriotic dimension to the political beliefs of labour leaders, members of parliament, and a variety of ethical socialists and Marxists, thereby filling an important gap in the historiography of the British labour movement
  • Broad scope, ranging from coverage of labour support for the war, the anti-war left, the relationship between the state and the left, how the war helped Labour electorally, and labour cohesion
  • A revisionist, grass-roots approach using under-utilised resources

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