This popular study covers two major topics: the formation of the Labour Party and its emergence as the main rival to the conservatives. This transformation of the British political scene has been accounted for in a variety of ways. Dr Adelman examines these explanations and concludes that while there is a consensus about the reasons for the creation of the Labour Party there is no agreement about why it rose to such prominence.

part One|37 pages


part Two|52 pages

The Struggle for Power

chapter 4|14 pages

Labour's Time of Trial

chapter 5|13 pages

Revival and Triumph

part Three|11 pages


part Four|27 pages