By Chris Wrigley
This better half brings jointly 32 new essays by means of top historians to supply a reassessment of British heritage within the early 20th century. The members current lucid introductions to the literature and debates on significant features of the political, social and monetary heritage of england among 1900 and 1939.
- Examines arguable matters over the social effect of the 1st international warfare, particularly on girls
- Provides enormous assurance of alterations in Wales, Scotland and eire in addition to in England
- Includes a considerable bibliography, so that it will be a priceless consultant to secondary resources
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With the Labour party adopting socialism as the aim of independent working-class politics, and underpinned by a stronger trade union movement, a new rival had emerged and challenged Unionism precisely and fundamentally on the new priorities. 7 million (in 1910) to over 21 million, of whom over 70 per cent had never voted before and around (a different) 75 per cent were working-class voters. Faced with an intensiﬁcation of class politics, Unionist leaders feared that their ‘Party on the old lines [would] have no future’12 and sought safety in a peacetime coalition.
Third, although Labour’s taste of ofﬁce in the war years proved fragmentary and transitory, their new conﬁdence held out the promise of long-term challenge to Liberalism as the party of moderate progress, bolstered by a more effective constitution (1918) and the coming of universal manhood (plus limited female) suffrage in the Reform Act of 1918, and energized in the country by the uplift of Soviet example in Russia. Not all of this became apparent immediately. The general election held at the end of the war conﬁrmed in lurid colour the plight of Asquithian Liberals: they came back with around thirty MPs (estimates vary).
Difﬁculties emerged even under the wartime coalitions. Unionists at all levels did not readily accept their leaders’ judgement that new conditions required suppression of earlier commitments. Many disliked their willingness to compromise on Irish Home Rule after the Easter rising in 1916, and were appalled by the Irish Treaty of 1921. Some disliked a Welsh church compromise of 1918–19. Party activists complained at delays in a promised House of Lords reform, to redress the Parliament Act. Post-war pressures on imperial relationships created new areas of disagreement, over responses to nationalist agitations, especially in India.