Britain, Fascism and the Popular Front, edited by Jim Fyrth
Published by Lawrence & Wishart in 1985, 261 pages. Paperback (N2896)
Brand New Book
This book is a collection of 12 essays that together explore ideas of the Popular Front, a broad alliance between different groups and political, cultural and social forces in the fight against a common enemy.
The Popular Front in the 1930's opened the way for a massive mobilisation to block the advance of fascism, most famously in France and Spain (where the popular front government was crushed by Franco's military rebellion in the Spanish Civil War). But popular front politics also took hold in Britain, where it was known as the People's Front.
This distinguished collection examines the politics of the Popular Front and the reactions it produced amongst others on the left, the radical cultural upsurge it stimulated, and its effects on anti-imperialist politics in India and Ireland. The essays include:
- 1935 - The Turning Point
- What the papers said
- Collective security and the origins of the People's Front
- Trotsky and the Peoples Front
- Myths from Right and Left
- Women Against War and Fascism
- The Peoples Front and the Intellectuals
- The Communist Party of India
- The Mole in the Crown - Memoirs of the Indian Underground 1935-38
- Class and Nation in Ireland
Please note that although new, this book has been kept in storage by the publishers for several years, and has subsequent light wear to the covers and yellowing to the inside pages throughout. Also has a small publishers price sticker on the rear sie cover.