Theses

Author Title University Year Comment
Alberti, J The Impact of the Nazi-Soviet Pact and its Aftermath:Labour and the Left, August 1939 - June 1941 Newcastle;MA 1982  
Andrews, Geoff, Culture, Ideology and Strategy of the CPGB, 1964-1979 Kingston;PhD 2002  
Andrews, M Lifetimes of Commitment:A Study of Socialist Activists Cambridge;PhD 1989 11 out of the 15 people studied were in CP at some time.
Archer, John Trotskyism in Britain, 1931-7 Central London Poly 1979  
Armstrong, M The History and Organization of the Broad Left in the AUEW (Engineering Section) until 1972, with Special Reference to Manchester Warwick;MA 1978  
Austrin, T Industrial Relations in the Construction Industry Bristol; PhD 1978  
Bainbridge, J "Friends of the Soviet Union" - Pro-Sovietism in Britain,1930-41 Warwick;MA 1982  
Barrett, J "The Busman's Punch" - Rank and File Organization and Unofficial Action Among London Busmen, 1913-37 Warwick;MA 1974  
Barrett, Neil Organized Responses to Fascist Mobilisation in South Lancashire, 1932-40 Manchester;PhD 1996  
Beynon, N Communism and Fascism and Inter-War British Art Wales, Aberystwyth;MA 1987  
Blaazer, David The Origins of Popular Front Leftism - A Study in the British Progressive Tradition La Trobe (Australia);PhD 1989  
Black, Lawrence The Political Culture of the Left in "Affuent" Britain, 1951-64 Guildhall; PhD 1999  
Black, Lawrence British Communism and 1956 - Party Culture and Political Identities Warwick;MA 1994  
Boughton, J Working-Class Politics in Birmingham and Sheffield, 1918-31 Warwick;PhD 1985  
Bowes, Nita The People's Convention Warwick;MA 1976  
Boys, A The Changing Union - A Study of the NUT, 1960-74 Warwick; MA 1974  
Broomfield, Stuart South Wales During the Second World War - The Coal Industry and its Community Wales;PhD 1979  
Brotherstone, Julie The British Labour Movement, the Councils of Action and International Questions, 1917-24 Edinburgh;M Litt 1979  
Brown, G Tom Mann - His Life and Times,1910-41 Bangor;PhD 1968  
Brown, J L Class Consciousness Among Engineering Shops Stewards in Clydeside Glasgow;PhD 1981  
Bruley, Sue Socialism and Feminism in the CPGB, 1920-39 LSE;PhD 1980  
Calton, J N The Party That Never Was - A Study of the Campaign for Political Integration Among Left-Wing & Radical Groups in Britain,1929-39 Washington;PhD 1970  
Carr, F The Formation of the CP in Coventry Warwick;MA 1969  
Cleminson, Andy The Coventry Car Industry and the Intervention of the CPGB and the I.S.,1968-76 Warwick;MA 1987  
Croft, Andy Socialist Fiction in Britain in the 1930s Nottingham;PhD 1985  
Cross, Richard The CPGB and the Trade Union Movement, 1979-91 Manchester;MA 1999  
Croucher, Richard Communist Politics and Shop Stewards in Engineering, 1935-46 Warwick;PhD 1977  
Cunningham, Paul Unemployment in Norwich During the Nineteen-Thirties East Anglia;PhD 1990  
Defty, A British Anti-Communist Propaganda and Cooperation with the U.S., 1945-1951 Salford;PhD 2002  
Denver, D T The CP in Dundee:A Study of Activists Dundee;BPhil 1972  
Diamanti, F Communist and Labourist Paths to "New Times" Edinburgh;PhD 1992  
Donoghue, Augustine History of the CPGB, 1939-46 Stanford;PhD 1953  
Drake, P Labour and Spain:British Labour's Response to the Spanish Civil War with Particular Reference to the Labour Movement in Birmingham Birmingham;M Litt 1978  
Durham, Martin The Origins and Early Years of British Communism, 1914-24 Birmingham;PhD 1982  
Eatwell, R The Labour Party and the Popular Front Movement in Britain in the 1930s Oxford;PhD 1976  
Ehrlich, Avishai The Leninist Organizations in Britain and the Student Movement, 1966-72 LSE;PhD 1981  
Evans, A T B The Soviet Union, Comintern and the British Labour Movement, 1929-35 Birmingham;M Phil 1983  
Field, G English Left-Wing Writers and Politics in the 1930s London,Birkbeck;PhD 1986  
Fishman, Nina The British CP and the T.U.s, 1933-45 - The Dilemma of Revolutionary Pragmatism London;PhD 1991  
Flanagan, R The Politics of the Unemployed, 1884-1939 Oxford;M Litt 1988  
Fong, Gisela The Times and Life of Rose Smith in Britain and China, 1891-1985 Montreal;PhD 1998  
Forde, J Popular Front Strategy - Betrayal or Re-Affirmation of the Socialist Cause? Sheffield;MA 1987  
Fox, P, L Culture, Society and the CP, 1917-28 Oxford;M Phil 1985  
Francis, Hywel The South Wales Miners and the Spanish Civil War Wales;PhD 1977  
Gabbidon, C Party Life - An Examination of the Branch Life of the CPGB Between the Wars Sussex;PhD 1991  
Garner, R, W Ideology and Electoral Politics in Labour's Rise to Major Party Status,1918-31 Manchester;PhD 1988  
Goldberg, G The Socialist and Political Labour Movement in Manchester and Salford,1884-1924 Manchester;MA 1975  
Goldstein, Roger The Comintern and British Communism, 1921-26 Columbia;PhD 1972  
Goodman, G Who Is Anti-American? The British Left and the US, 1945-56 London;PhD 1996  
Grange, Shelley These Bloody Reds: Ernest Bevin's Public Views of Communism and British Foreign Policy, 1945-50 Michigan State;MA 1983  
Greenwald, Norman Communism and British Labour - A Study of British Labour Party Politics,1933-39 Columbia;PhD 1958  
Handy, T British CP Propaganda on Domestic Affairs, 1944-50 Austin, Texas;PhD 1979  
Harmer, H The NUWM in Britain, 1921-39 - Failure and Success LSE;PhD 1987  
Hayburn, Ralph The Response to Unemployment in the 1930s, With Particular Reference to South East Lancashire Hull;PhD 1971  
Heppell, Jason Jews in the CPGB, 1920-1948: Ethnic Susceptibility, Generational Divergence and Party Strategy Sheffield;PhD 2001  
Holden, Len A History of Vauxhall Motors to 1950 Open Univ.;M.Phil 1983  
Howe, Antony The Past Is Ours:The Uses of English History by the CP - Dona Torr and the Creation of the Historians' Group Univ. Sydney; PhD 2003  
Howe, S J Anti-Colonialism in British Politics - The Left and the End of Empire, 1939-64 Oxford;PhD 1985  
Howling, I R C "Our Soviet Friends": The Presentation of the S.U. in the British Media,1941-5 Leeds;MA 1988  
Hubert, P J Party Press and Propaganda in Parties of the Left in Britain Leeds;PhD 1988  
Hudson, Kate The Double Blow - 1956 and the CPGB London,School of Slavonic & East European Studies;PhD 1992  
Humphreys, R O The Left and the National Question in Wales with Particular Reference to 1979-85 Ruskin College;Research Project,Diploma in Labour Studies 1985 Incl. chapter on "CP & Anti-Nuclear Movement in Wales, 1979-85"
Johnstone, Charlie The Tenants' Movement and Housing Struggles in Glasgow, 1945-90 Glasgow;PhD 1992  
Jones, D I L The United Front in the C.I. - the Debate on Affiliation of the CP to the LP, 1920-25 Ulster;M Phil 1976  
Jones, J Graham The General Election of 1929 in Wales Univ. of Wales;MA 1980  
Jones, Jean The Anti-Colonial Politics and Policies of the CPGB, 1920-51 Wolverhampton; PhD 1997  
Jones, L Sylvia Pankhurst and the W.S.F. - The Red Twilight, 1918-24 Warwick;MA 1972  
Jones, Len The British Workers' Theatre, 1917-35 Leipzig;PhD 1964  
Joyce, P Shop Steward Militancy - A Case Study in a London Borough During the 1970s London,LSE;PhD 1983  
Jupp, James The Left in Britain London;M Sc 1956  
Kadish, Sharman Bolsheviks and British Jews Oxford;PhD 1986  
Kemp, M The Left and the Debate over Labour Party Policy, 1943-50 Cambridge;PhD 1985  
Kendall, Walter The Formation of the CPGB, 1918-21 Oxford;B.Litt 1966  
Klotz, Daniel Freda Utley: From Communist to Anti-Communist Yale;PhD 1987  
Lindop, Fred A History of Seamen's Trade Unionism to 1929 London; MPhil 1972  
Loughlin, S The British Left "Fringe" - Recruitment and Membership Manchester;MA 1974  
MacDonald, G Aspects of Industrial Politics, 1922-31 Edinburgh;PhD 1975  
Macfarlane, L The Origins of the CPGB and its Early History, 1920-27 London;PhD 1962  
Macintyre, Stuart Marxism in Britain, 1917-33 Cambridge;PhD 1976  
MacKenzie, Alan British Marxism and the Empire:Anti-Imperialist Theory and Practice, 1920-45 London,Birkbeck;PhD 1979  
Maslen, Joseph Memory, Modernity and Reconstructions of Identity Amongst Veterans of Inter-War British CP Youth Politics, 1918-39/1984-5 PhD; Manchester 2008  
Martin, Roderick The National Minority Movement: A Study in the Organisation of Trade Union Militancy in the Inter-War Period Oxford;PhD 1964  
Mates Lewis, H The United Front and the Popular Front in the North-East of England, 1936-9 Newcastle-upon-Tyne;PhD 2002  
McCafferty, C The NMM in the West of Scotland Strathclyde;MA? 1970  
McCann, S j The Influence of the Formation of the CPGB and the Ideas of the Bolsheviks Upon the National Guilds League, 1919-23 Ruskin College;Project Report 1982  
McCrackin, B H The Etiology of Radicalization Among American & British Communist Autobiographers Emory;PhD 1980  
McCulloch, G The Politics of the Popular Front in Britain, 1935-45 Cambridge;PhD 1981  
Middleton, A The Enemy Within? - A Comparative Study of the CP's Influence in Trade Unions Ruskin College;Project Report 1992  
Morgan, Kevin Against Fascism and War - Ruptures and Continuities in British Communist Politics, 1935-41 Manchester;PhD 1987  
Mosbacher, M The British Communist Movement and Moscow: How the Demise of the Soviet Union Affected the CP and Its Successor Organisations Exeter;MA 1995  
Mullings, M The Left and Fascism in the East End of London, 1932-39 Poly of N London;PhD 1985  
Murphy, Dylan The CPGB and its Struggle Against Fascism, 1933-9 Huddersfield;PhD 1999  
Nassibian, A Attitudes on Clydeside to the Russian Revolution, 1917-24 Strathclyde;M Litt 1978  
Newton, K British Communism - the Sociology of a Radical Political Party Cambridge;PhD 1965  
Nicholson, Steve The Portrayal of Communism and the Soviet Union in Selected Plays Performed in GB, 1917-45 Leeds;PhD 1991  
Norris, G Communism and British Politics, 1944-48 Warwick;MA 1981  
Parsons, Steve Crisis in the CPGB - The Impact of the Events of 1956 on the Membership with Particular Reference to Trade Unionists Warwick;MA 1981  
Parsons, Steve Communism in the Professions: The Organisation of the British CP Among Professional Workers, 1933-56 Warwick;PhD 1990  
Pawling, C Culture and Reality - A Critical Study of C Caudwell Birmingham;PhD 1981  
Powell, G W The Best of All Possible Worlds? The Ideology and Practice of British Communists in the Cold War, 1953-1961 London;PhD 2001  
Rabinovitch, Y British Marxist Socialism and Trade Unionism Sussex;PhD 1978  
Rafeek, Neil Against All the Odds - Women in the CP in Scotland, 1920-1991 Strathclyde;PhD 1998  
Read, S K O Industrial Relations in the Road Passenger Transport Industry: A Political-Economic Analysis Aston;PhD 1989  
Redfern, Neil Historians and the Popular Front - Historiography of the CPGB, 1935-41 ?;Manchester 1994  
Redfern, Neil The British CP, Imperialism and War, 1935-45 Manchester Metropolitan;Phd 1998  
Reid, N The Labour Movement in Stockport Hull;MA 1975  
Renton, Dave The Attempted Revival of British Fascism; Fascism and Anti-Fascism, 1945-51 Sheffield;PhD 1998 Useful on relationship between CP and The 43 Group.
Roberts, E A Marxist Intellectuals in Britain, 1933-56 London, City Univ.;PhD 1990  
Ross, R Hugh MacDiarmid and the Politics of Consciousness Stirling;PhD 1984  
Savage, P J D British Communism - Which Road? Ruskin College;Project Report 1978  
Saville, Ian Ideas, Forms and Developments in the British Workers' Theatre, 1925-35 London, City;PhD 1990  
Sibley, Tom Anti-Communism: Studies of its Impact on the UK Labour Movement in the Early Years (1945-50) of the Cold War PhD; Keele 2008  
Simons, Guadalupe An Analysis of the National Unemployed Workers' Movement Birmingham; MPhil 2005  
Smith, David The Re-Building of the South Wales Miners' Federation, 1927-39 - A Trade Union in its Society Wales;PhD 1976  
Smith, N Politics, Industrial Policy and Democracy: The Electricians' Union, 1945-88 Glasgow;PhD 1988  
Squires, Mike The Life and Influence of Shapurji Saklatvala Leeds;PhD 1987  
Srebrnik, Henry The Jewish Communist Movement in Stepney: Ideological Mobilization and Political Victories in an East London Borough, 1935-45 Birmingham;PhD 1983  
Starr, W Christopher Caudwell Columbia;PhD 1982  
Stevens, Richard Trades Councils in the East Midlands, 1929-51: Politics and Trade Unionism in a "Traditionally Moderate" Area Nottingham; PhD 1995  
Stevenson, N Culture, Ideology and Politics: R Williams and E P Thompson Cambridge;PhD 1993  
Suart, Natalie The Memory of the Spanish Civil War and the Families of British International Brigaders De Montfort;PhD 2001  
Sullivan, R, J Christopher Caudwell - One Man in his Time Brown;PhD 1985  
Taylor, A Pitmen and Politics - The Yorkshire Area NUM and Political Activity, 1944-74 Sheffield;PhD 1982  
Taylor, RKS The Disarmament Movement and its Legacy to the Left Leeds;PhD 1984  
Thayer, George Aestheticism and Political Commitment in the Works of Edward Upward Tulsa;PhD 1981  
Thomas, Nick The British Student Movement, 1965-72 Warwick; PhD 1998  
Thomson, R Intellectuals, Labour and the Popular Front: Intellectuals and Political Commitment in the 1930s Queen's Univ. at Kingston;MA 1993  
Tranmer, Jeremy The CPGB and the Thatcher Governments: A Historical and Political Study PhD; University of Nancy 2000 In French. An English summary of 5pp appears in "Communist History Network Newsletter" No.10, Spring 2001.
Troup, A The Mobilization of, and Response to, "Political" Protest Strikes, 1969-1984 CNAA; PhD 1987  
Turner, David Reds at the Heart of Empire: Aspects of the CPGB in the Medway Towns Kent; PhD 1999  
Upham, Martin The History of British Trotskyism to 1949 Hull;PhD 1981  
Wailey, P A Storm from Liverpool - British Seamen and their Union, 1920-70 Liverpool;PhD 1985  
Waite, Mike Young People and Formal Political Activity - A Case Study: Young People and Communist Politics in Britain, 1920-91: Aspects of the History of the YCL Lancaster;MPhil 1992  
Walker, H J The Outdoor Movement in England and Wales, 1900-39 Sussex;PhD 1988  
Watson, Don British Socialist Theatre, 1930-39 Hull;PhD 1985  
White, Lyndon The CP in South Wales, 1945-68 Cardiff;MPhil 1996  
Whitfield, R The Labour Movement in Bristol, 1914-39 Bristol;M Litt 1982  
Wilford, R, A The Political Involvements and Ideological Alignments of Left-Wing Literary Intellectuals in Britain, 1930-50 Wales, Cardiff;PhD 1975  
Williams, John, Rose, (ed.) Democratic Rhondda: Politics and Society, 1885-1951 Cardiff;PhD 1991  
Winslow, B Sylvia Pankhurst - Suffragette and Communist Washington;PhD 1990  
Wood, Neal Communism and the British Intellectual Berkeley;PhD 1958  
Worley, Matthew Class Against Class - The CPGB in the Third Period, 1927-32 Nottingham; PhD 1998