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Author Fitzgerald, Ross, 1944-

Title The Pope's battalions : Santamaria, Catholicism and the Labor split / Ross Fitzgerald ; with the assistance of Adam Carr and William J. Dealy
Published St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2003


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 MELB  324.29407 Fit/Pbs  AVAILABLE
Description x, 342 pages, 8 unnumbered plates. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Catholics, communists and capitalists, 1915-36 -- The Church, the Movement and the Labor Party, 1936-45 -- Towards the Labor split, 1945-54 -- Splitting the Labor Party, 1954-55 -- The NCC and the DLP, 1955-63 -- Holding the line against the left, 1963-74 -- The view from the outer, 1974-83 -- The righteous and the rational, 1983-98 -- Friends in high places, 1991-98
Summary "The Pope's Battalions considers Santamaria's role and influence from the late 1930s - when he was a young Catholic Actionist in Melbourne - to his death in 1998. This prominent Cold War warrior founded the secretive National Civic Council and was the brains behind the Democratic Labor Party. His militant political Catholicism was central to the traumatic mid-1950s split in the ALP which kept the party out of office federally until the 1970s."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Santamaria, B.A. (Bartholomew Augustine), 1915-1998
Australian Labor Party - History
Democratic Labor Party (Australia) - History
Christianity and politics - Australia - Catholic Church
Catholic Action - Australia - History
Victoria - Politics and government - 20th century
Australia - Politics and government - 20th century
Democratic Labor Party (DLP) of Australia (1955-2013)
Santamaria, B A
Catholic Church
Religion in politics
History, 1946-1999
Catholic Social Studies Movement
Notes Includes index
Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-332) and index
Subject Santamaria, B. A. (Bartholomew Augustine), 1915-1998.
Australian Labor Party -- History.
Democratic Labor Party (Australia) -- History.
Christianity and politics -- Catholic Church -- History -- 20th century.
Christianity and politics -- Australia -- History.
Catholic Action -- Australia -- History.
Christianity and politics -- Catholic Church -- Australia.
Victoria -- Politics and government.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Victoria -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Author Carr, Adam (Adam James)
Dealy, William J.
LC no. 2004380399
ISBN 0702233897 :