Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2014

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-3/16 inches

ISBN: 9781846319440

Bookseller Code (06)

Labour and the Caucus

Working-Class Radicalism and Organised Liberalism in England, 1868-1888

First Edition

James Owen

Liverpool University Press

Studies in Labour History LUP

  • A multi-layered approach to understanding the relationship between the labour movement and the Liberals, examining national and local issues, urban and rural activism, and the impact of American and Irish politics.
  • Concentrates on labour politics in the third quarter of the nineteenth century, a period which remains neglected by the existing literature.
  • Sheds fresh light on the contested identity of the Labour party in this period, and the wider issues concerning the construction of a new political party.
  • Challenges current orthodoxies concerning the confluence of labour activists and Liberals in this period.