British Fascism, the Labour Movement and the State

Author(s): 
Copsey, Nigel
Author(s): 
Renton, David
ISBN: 
1403939160
Date published: 
May 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
256

Considerable attention has been paid to far-right parties and their leaders, Oswald Mosley, A. K. Chesterton, John Tyndall and Nick Griffin. But what about the forces that have been organised in opposition to fascism in Britain? This new book brings together the leading historians in the field to trace the history of labour movement responses to the far-right from the 1920s to the present. It examines the rise and fall of different fascist groups in terms of wider social processes, above all the hostility of the labour movement, left-wing parties, the women's movement and the trade unions.