History of British Trotskyism

Wednesday, 14 April 2004
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This book by Ted Grant is a unique contribution to the history of British Trotskyism. It begins with the debate on Trotskyism in the British Communist Party in 1924 and ends with the break-up of the Revolutionary Communist Party in 1949 and the beginning of more than thirty years of work within the Labour Party. Ted Grant was the founder and political leader of the “Militant Tendency”, which haunted the Labour leadership, and was eventually expelled along with the Militant editorial board in 1983. A postscript by Rob Sewell, who was the national organiser for the Militant throughout the 1980s, brings this unique history up to date.

History of British Trotskyism

By Ted Grant

With an introduction and postscript by Rob Sewell


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Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part one: Fighting Against the Stream - The Origins and Early Years

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Part two: Trotskyism of a New Type

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Part three: Marking Our Mark - The Revolutionary Communist Party

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Part four: In Defence of Trotskyism - Our Struggle with the International

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Part five: End of an Era - The Last Years of the Revolutionary Communist Party

Section 1

Section 2

Postscript

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Section 5

Section 6

Section 7

Appendix I: WIL Statement on the Expulsion of Gerry Healy (1943)

Appendix II: War Cabinet Report on Trotskyism (1944)

Appendix III: Secret Service Report on Trotskyism (1944)

Appendix IV: Open Letter to BSFI by Ted Grant (1950)

Appendix VI: Programme of the International by Ted Grant (1970)

Appendix VII: Obituary of Olwyn Hughes by Alan Woods (1998)

Biographical notes