George Rudé - Communist Activist and Inactivist

Munro, Doug (2016) George Rudé - Communist Activist and Inactivist. Working USA, 19 147-162. doi:10.1111/wusa.12234

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Author Munro, Doug
Title George Rudé - Communist Activist and Inactivist
Journal name Working USA   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1089-7011
Publication date 2016-06
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/wusa.12234
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 19
Start page 147
End page 162
Total pages 16
Place of publication Hoboken, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article traces the various phases in the life of George Rudé (1910–93), starting with the son of a conservative family converting to communism following a chance trip to Russia as a twenty-two year old. He combined teaching modern languages in secondary schools with being an active functionary of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB), and in the late-1940s he redirected his interests to the study of French revolutionary history, finally securing an academic position in Australia. The purpose of this article is not to write about Rudé’s academic life as such but, rather, to outline the nature and extent of his work on behalf of the CPGB and how this impacted on his life and work. In particular, why did he assume, and then shed, the mantle of party activist, and how did his Marxism affect the type of history he wrote?
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