The Labour League of Youth: An Account of the Failure of the Labour Party to Sustain a Successful Youth Organisation

The Labour League of Youth: An Account of the Failure of the Labour Party to Sustain a Successful Youth Organisation

By: Michelle Webb (author)Hardback

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The book chronicles, for the first time, the full history of the Labour Party's youth movement from the LOY, established 1924, to the present organisation, Young Labour, established 1994. Previously unpublished primary source material, including oral interviews, provides a narrative that illuminates the culture, organization and political activism of the youth sections.

Contents

Foreword Professor Brendan Evans; Key Dates in the History of the Labour Party's Youth Movement; Written and oral evidence; 1. Introduction; 2. The Framework of Analysis; Power in the Labour Party; Factionalism; 3. A Difficult Birth; Precursors; Domestic and foreign models; 4. What did you do in the League?; Labour Party support; Accommodation; Political activities; 5. The First League of Youth; The political backdrop; How old is youth?; What sort of organisation?; The impact of the Spanish Civil War; Socialism, the Labour Party and the League of Youth in the 1930s; 6. The Second League of Youth; The second League of Youth: growth and tension; The decline of the second League of Youth: 1951-59; 7. The Labour League of Youth in the West Riding of; Yorkshire including a Case Study of Huddersfield.; Political and economic background; 8. Young Socialists to Young Labour; The birth of the Young Socialists; Attempts by New Labour to appeal to youth; Single issue politics; United Kingdom Youth Parliament; The future for Young Labour: government initiatives; Young Labour initiatives; Conclusion; 9. Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773437371
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780773437371
  • ISBN10: 0773437371

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