Corpus ID: 158956933

Extraordinary Gentlemen: the Economic League, business networks, and organised labour in war planning and rearmament

@inproceedings{Miller2017ExtraordinaryGT,
  title={Extraordinary Gentlemen: the Economic League, business networks, and organised labour in war planning and rearmament},
  author={Christopher W. Miller},
  year={2017}
}
For an organisation active for three-quarters of the twentieth century and heavily backed by some of Britain’s largest companies, it is astonishing how little is known about the Economic League. Founded after the First World War by well-known and influential individuals from the upper echelons of Business to ‘disseminate economic knowledge [and] put forward the case for capitalism amongst the working class’, ephemera produced by the League, especially for the period between the world wars, was… Expand

References

SHOWING 1-9 OF 9 REFERENCES
British naval armaments, cartels, and defence planning between the world wars
Between the Armistice and the outbreak of the Second World War, the private naval armaments industry in Britain consisted of a handful of large firms which supplied almost every part of every warshipExpand
The Ideologies of Class: Social Relations in Britain 1880-1950
The recent history of the working class is essential to any account of modern Britain: between 1880 and 1950 manual workers and their dependents made up three-quarters of the British population. InExpand
'A Crusade for Capitalism': The Economic League, 1919-39:
This paper addresses one area where perhaps historians have been particularly remiss, namely how employers responded and organized to neutralize the growing power of labour and the penetration ofExpand
British propaganda in the 20th century : selling democracy
This book examines the evolution of British propaganda practice during the course of the twentieth century. Written by an internationally-renowned expert in the area, this book covers the period fromExpand
Churchill and Intelligence
The Construction Industry Blacklist: How the Economic League Lived On
  • Lobster Magazine 58,
  • 2009
p.634. While I have no reason to doubt McIvor, I have been unable to find any evidence for this figure, nor did McIvor present a citation
  • Routledge,
  • 1997
True Blue: An Autobiography 1902-1939
  • (London: Frederick Muller,
  • 1970