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By Nigel Copsey

Anti-fascism has lengthy been some of the most energetic and dynamic components of radical protest and direct motion. but it truly is a space of fight and renowned resistance that continues to be principally unexplored by means of historians, sociologists and political scientists.

Fully revised and up to date from its prior version, this ebook maintains to supply the definitive account of anti-fascism in Britain from its roots within the Thirties competition to Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists, to the road demonstrations and on-line campaigns of the twenty-first century. the writer attracts on a powerful diversity of assets together with legit govt, police and defense providers documents, the writings and reminiscences of activists themselves, and the guides and propaganda of anti-fascist teams and their opponents.

The e-book lines the ideological, tactical and organisational evolution of anti-fascist teams and explores their usually advanced relationships with the mainstream and radical left, in addition to assessing their effectiveness in battling the intense right.

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