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By Aaron Edwards

ISBN-10: 0719078741

ISBN-13: 9780719078743

ISBN-10: 0719086388

ISBN-13: 9780719086380

This ebook is the 1st definitive background of the Northern eire Labour get together (NILP), a distinct political strength which drew its aid from Protestants and Catholics and have become electorally doable regardless of deep-seated ethnic, spiritual and nationwide divisions. shaped in 1924 and disbanded in 1987, the NILP succeeded in returning a number of of its participants to the locally-based Northern eire parliament in 1925–29 and 1958–72 and polled a few 100,000 votes in either the 1964 and the 1970 British common elections. As British Labour’s ‘sister’ celebration within the province from the past due Twenties until eventually the overdue Seventies, the NILP may perhaps depend upon sizeable fraternal and organisational help at severe junctures in its historical past. regardless of its political successes the NILP’s value has been downplayed by means of historians, in part due to the loss of empirical facts and in part to enhance the simplistic view of Northern eire because the web site of the main protracted sectarian clash in glossy Europe. For the 1st time this ebook brings jointly very important archival assets and the oral stories of former NILP participants to provide an explanation for the enigma of a rare political social gathering working in outstanding conditions. The ebook situates the NILP’s successes and screw ups in a vast historic framework, supplying the reader with a balanced account of twentieth-century Northern Irish political historical past. This e-book will entice scholars and students of labour pursuits, in addition to non-specialists who desire to study extra in regards to the NILP’s model of democratic socialism, its ideological and logistical ties to British Labour and the nature of its cross-sectarian membership.

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