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The Postwar MomentProgressive Forces in Britain, France, and the United States after World War II$
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Isser Woloch

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780300124354

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300124354.001.0001

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Britain: Labour’s Long Apprenticeship

Britain: Labour’s Long Apprenticeship

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(p.3) 1 Britain: Labour’s Long Apprenticeship
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The Postwar Moment
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Isser Woloch

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300124354.003.0001

This chapter discusses the Labour Party's contribution to the British people at war and the promise they offered for a postwar future. The roots of the Labour Party go back to 1900, when Britain's labor federation, the Trades Union Congress (TUC), sought to increase the political influence of the working class in Parliament. A conference convened by the TUC launched the Labour Representation Committee, which changed its name to the Labour Party in 1906 after it had established a toehold in the House of Commons. In Winston Churchill's coalition, the Prime Minister himself ran the war and personally made important military and diplomatic decisions. The chapter then looks at Labour's wartime presence, focusing on the development of the civil defense and the mobilization of workers. It also considers the Beveridge Report.

Keywords:   Labour Party, Trades Union Congress, working class, House of Commons, Winston Churchill, civil defense, Beveridge Report

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