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Peter Weiler


Peter Weiler

Telephone: (617) 552-3791

Office Location: Maloney Hall, Room 425


Curriculum Vitae: please click here


PhD, Harvard University, 1969

Fields of Interest

Modern British history; British labor history.

Academic Profile

Professor Weiler has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on 19th- and 20th-century Britain, British labor history, and European labor history. His research interests include Edwardian Liberalism, the evolution of the British labor movement, relations between the state and the working class, and the role of organized labor in the Cold War. He is currently engaged in a project about property and politics in Britain since 1945.

Representative Publications

  • "The Conservatives' Search for a Middle Way in Housing, 1951-1964," in Twentieth Century British History (2003)
  • "The Rise and Fall of the Conservatives' 'Grand Design' for Housing, 1951-1964," in Contemporary British History (2000)
  • "Britain and the First Cold War: Revisionist Beginnings," in Twentieth Century British History (1998)
  • Ernest Bevin (1993)
  • British Labour and the Cold War (1988)
  • The New Liberalism: Liberal Social Theory in Great Britain, 1896-1914 (1982)
  • "The United States, International Labor and the Cold War: The Breakup of the World Federation of Trade Unions," in Diplomatic History (1981)