The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism c.1918–1945

TitleThe British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism c.1918–1945
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMcCarthy, Helen
Number of Pages297
PublisherManchester University Press
CityManchester
Abstract

In the decades following Europe's first total war, millions of British men and women looked to the League of Nations as the symbol and guardian of a new world order based on international cooperation. Founded in 1919 to preserve peace between its member-states, the League inspired a rich, participatory culture of political protest, popular education and civic ritual which found expression through the establishment of voluntary societies in dozens of countries across Europe and beyond. Embodied in the hugely popular League of Nations Union, this pro-league movement touched Britain in profound.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.001.0001
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