Keith Hodgson

in Fighting Fascism

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780719080555
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702406 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter briefly sets out the purpose of the book, which is to counter myths about the British left and fascism in the inter-war years. It then considers why, when the British left is considered in relation to fascism and anti-fascism, its main organisations, namely the Labour Party and the Trades Union Congress, have suffered a grievous neglect. The chapter suggests that a re-examination of the British left and fascism may contribute something to the ongoing debates within the historiography of fascism, and perhaps may aid us in the recovery of some essentials which are in danger of being overlooked in today's ‘fascism studies’.

Keywords: British left; fascism; anti-fascism; Labour Party; Trades Union Congress

Chapter.  13537 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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