Ages of Reform: Dawns and Downfalls of the British Left by Kenneth O. MorganAges of Reform: Dawns and Downfalls of the British Left by Kenneth O. Morgan

Ages of Reform: Dawns and Downfalls of the British Left

byKenneth O. Morgan, Kenneth O Morgan

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

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The British Left has developed almost beyond recognition since the early days of electoral reform heralded by the Great Reform Act of 1832. In this book, Kenneth Morgan, one of the foremost historians of left-wing politics, provides a detailed history of the British Left from the Great Reform Act to the rise (and decline) of New Labour. Along the way, he highlights the characters and events that have been pivotal in shaping the development of the Left -- from Gladstone and the New Radicalism, to Lloyd George and the Boer War,to Tony Blair and the War in Iraq. Morgan's searing analysis and accessible scholarship, not to mention his enormous distinction as a political historian, makes this an essential book for anyone interested in British history and the history of socialism.

Kenneth Morgan is one of Britain's leading modern historians. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, Honorary Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford University, and was appointed to the House of Lords in 2000. He is the author of over 25 books, including The People's Peace: Britain Since 1945; Modern Wales: Politics, Places and People ...
Title:Ages of Reform: Dawns and Downfalls of the British LeftFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.6 × 6.36 × 1.24 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:I.B. Tauris Company Ltd.Language:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword * Liberals * The Great Reform Act of 1832 * Gladstone and the New Radicalism * Lloyd George, Keir Hardie and the importance of the Pro-Boers * The Boer War and the Media * Blissful Dawn? The Liberal Government of 1906 * Lloyd George and Germany * The Goat and the Tiger: Lloyd George and Clemenceau * The Future at Work: Anglo-American Progressivism * Social Democrats * Seven Ages of Socialism, Keir Hardie to Gordon Brown * Labour and British Republicanism * Imperialists at Bay: Britain’s Finest Hour * Labour and the ‘Special Relationship’ * Hugh Gaitskell and International Affairs * Nye Bevan, Pragmatist and Prophet * Sixties Socialism: from Planning to Permissiveness * The Rise and Fall of Nationalization * Was Britain Dying? * Michael Foot - History Man * The Attack on Iraq