Nationalism and Communist Party History

Nationalism and Communist Party History

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In this issue of "Socialist History", Tom Nairn examines the implications for Scotland and the rest of the UK of a devolved Scottish parliament in the light of proposals by the Labour government for a referendum. David Parker analyzes the functioning and legacy of the Communist Party Historians' Group, and Jo Stanley discusses her own reactions to organizing the archive of the Party. The issue concludes with a report on the memorial for Raphael Samuel. Over 20 book reviews by, among others, John Newsinger, Geoff Andrews, Nina Temple and Nina Fishman, are mostly related to the key themes in this issue of nationalism and imperialism, as well as the history of Ireland.
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  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 148 x 210mm | 311g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • index
  • 0745312721
  • 9780745312729

About Willie Thompson

Willie Thompson was until his retirement Professor of Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University. His books, published by Pluto, include The Good Old Cause: British Communism 1920-1991 (1992), What Happened to History? (2000) and Ideologies in the Age of Extremes: Liberalism, Conservatism, Communism, Fascism 1914-91 (2011). He is currently vice-president of the Socialist History Society.
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Table of contents

The big national issue - Scotland in perspective, Tom Nairn; the Communist Party and its historians 1946-1989, David Parker; sorting the paper memories, Jo Stanley; reviews; report, David Morgan.
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