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Class Against Class: The Communist Party in Britain Between the Wars

Class Against Class: The Communist Party in Britain Between the Wars
Matthew Worley

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A major study of the Communist party of Great Britain between the wars, when it adopted the military strategy of class against class, in its struggle to be the effective alternative to both the Labour Party and the TUC. This revisionary study, based on newly-discovered material in the Manchester archive of the Communist Party, shows that far from losing influence and being driven to the brink of collapse, the CPGB then consolidated its position, led national hunger marches and organized social and cultural events, while membership grew and the party developed as an effective and valued body in the pantheon of leftwing British politics.

Author Info

Matthew Worley is Lecturer in History at the University of Reading.


Journal of Contemporary History:"

show[s] how marginal it (the Communist Party) was throughout its history, its' members distinctive concerns and thinking isolating them, both intellectually and withing their class, despite their influence at times within a few trade unions." Manchester Region History Review v17ii, 2006-10-05''

Careful analysis of historical sources ensures that his revisionist credentials remain firmly intact in producing a worthy addition to our understanding of the evolution of far left politics in Britain between the wars.'
Stephen Catterall.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.

ISBN: 9781860647475
Publication Date: 22 Nov 2001
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 138

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