"This important study fills a gap in the historiography of the Left during the Franco dictatorship, dominated until now by accounts favorable to or critical of the Communist party."--Journal of Modern History
"A detailed history of the Partido Socialista Obrero Espa l (PSOE) from its founding in 1879 until its present position as Madrid's governing party....This could be the definitive work; Gillespie has gone through a mountain of sources, many of them primary."--Choice
"A remarkable work of research and scholarship....It is the history that Spanish socialism needed and deserved."--London Review of Books
"A ground-breaking history of the Spanish Socialist party...The best study to date of the PSOE in the Franco and post-Franco periods."--American Historical Review
From the Publisher:
This is the first history in English of the Spanish Socialist Party and of its progress from defeat in the Civil War in the 1930s to power in the 1980s. Drawing on the official archives of the Socialist organizations, private collections of papers, and interviews with over fifty Spanish Socialists, the author attempts to examine all aspects of the party's life, but focuses in particular upon internal factionalism. This study of the PSOE relates its post-Franco rise to power to the earlier activities of Socialist exiles and clandestine militants in Spain, relating the struggles within the party which crucially undermined the effectiveness of its anti-Franco activity; yet eventually these same struggles produced the vital renovation which enabled the party to compete successfully with other political forces after the death of Franco.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0198227981
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198227981