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Fighting Fascism: the British Left and the Rise of Fascism, 1919-39

Keith Hodgson


In the years between the two world wars, fascism triumphed in Italy, Germany, Spain and elsewhere, coming to power after intense struggles with the labour movements of those countries. This book analyses the way in which the British left responded to this new challenge. How did socialists and communists in Britain explain what fascism was? What did they do to oppose it, and how successful were they? In examining the theories and actions of the Labour Party, the TUC, the Communist Party and other, smaller, left-wing groups, the book explains their different approaches, while at the same time hi ... More

Keywords: fascism, labour movements, British left, socialists, communists, TUC, left-wing groups, Italy, Germany, Spain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719080555
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719080555.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Hodgson, author