Fascism, Anti-Fascism and Britain in the 1940s

Authors: Renton, D.

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Despite the Second World War and the Holocaust, postwar Britain was not immune to fascism. By 1948, a large and confident fascist movement had been established, with a strong network of local organisers and public speakers, and an audience of thousands. However, within two years the fascists had collapsed under the pressure of a successful anti-fascist campaign. This book explains how it was that fascism could grow so fast, and how it then went into decline.

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DAVE RENTON is a lecturer at the Department of History at Edge Hill College of Higher Education. Educated at St John's College, Oxford, and with a doctorate from Sheffield University, he has previously taught in Tower Hamlets College, Nottingham Trent University and Rhodes University in South Africa. He has written widely on the subject of political ideology, and has published articles in Changing English, International Socialism, Lobster, and Race and Class. He is a former member of the editorial board of the magazine Socialist Review while his previous books include Red Shirts and Black, Fascists and Anti-Fascists in Oxford in the 1930s, and Fascism: Theory and Practice. He is a former member of the Socialist Workers Party.

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'This volume has the obvious merit of exactly fulfilling its title's promise...it has a clear focus, a number of interesting hypotheses and an impressive volume of evidence...This is an interesting study, very well-supported by extensive evidence...' - John R Howe, The Lecturer


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Renton, Dave

    Pages 1-10

  • What Actually Happened: Fascism and Anti-Fascism, 1918–51

    Renton, Dave

    Pages 11-41

  • The Heil Hitler Brigade: Fascism, 1945–51

    Renton, Dave

    Pages 42-70

  • Not Just Commandos: Anti-Fascism, 1945–51

    Renton, Dave

    Pages 71-100

  • An Unbiased Watch? Fascism, Anti-Fascism and the State

    Renton, Dave

    Pages 101-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fascism, Anti-Fascism and Britain in the 1940s
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59913-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-230-59913-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-76085-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 203
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