Oswald Mosley and the New Party: Sir Oswald Mosley and the New Party

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

byMatthew Worley

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Formed by Sir Oswald Mosley in 1931, the New Party's aimed to solve the economic problems of interwar Britain, but faced opposition from the labour movement and accusations of fascism. This book traces Mosley's move from socialist Labour MP to blackshirted fascist, and assesses the New Party's attempt to realign British politics between the wars.

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Formed by Sir Oswald Mosley in 1931, the New Party's aimed to solve the economic problems of interwar Britain, but faced opposition from the labour movement and accusations of fascism. This book traces Mosley's move from socialist Labour MP to blackshirted fascist, and assesses the New Party's attempt to realign British politics betwee...

MATTHEW WORLEY  is a Reader in History at the University of Reading. He is the author of several books and articles relating to British and European political history between the wars.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.58 × 5.74 × 0.71 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230206972

ISBN - 13:9780230206977

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Failures: The New Party in History
Here are the Young Men: The New Party in Context
From Reform to Revolution: New Party Policy
Visions of the Near Future: New Party Ideology
A Party of a New Type? New Party Organisation
London Calling: Journeys through and around the New Party
Going into Battle: The New Party and Public Politics
Outside the Gate: Alternative Routes to Power
Leaders of Men: Masculinity and the Promise of a New Life
Hurrah for the Greyshirts: The New Party and Fascism
Conclusion: A Life of Contradiction: Mosley and the New Party
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

“Matthew Worley’s reconstruction of Oswald Mosley’s New Party is a welcome addition to the historiography on inter-war British politics. Until now, no historian has studied the New Party on its own terms in this detail. The book is well written and it will appeal to undergraduate students because it serves as a good introduction to the fractious political culture that shaped the 1931 political crisis. But political historians should also read the book. Worley adds new flesh to the bones of a familiar story and he has used his intimate knowledge of the New Party to explore broader historical debates about the importance of ‘generations’ in this period and the relationship between fascism and modernism.” —Gary Love, Twentieth Century British History