Cold War, Crisis and Conflict: The History of the Communist Party of Great Britain, 1951-68


This fifth volume of a comprehensive history of the British Communist Party in the 20th century covers the pivotal period between 1951 and 1968 that saw the dramatic impact of the French "Days of May" on the party. Drawing on archival evidence and interviews with former activists, this book discusses the party's involvement in anti-colonial struggles, its relationship with the Labor Party and trade unions, and the forces that changed the party during the 1960s. In addition, this work benefits from the demise of the Soviet Union and subsequent improved access to Soviet archives.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2001


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