Aspects of British Political History, 1914-1995 / Edition 1by Stephen J. Lee
Pub. Date: 10/28/1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
HIST 98 short blurb This text examines all the major themes, personalities and issues of this important period in a clear and digestible form. Illustrated with with helpful maps, charts and diagrams. Aspects of British Political History 1914-1995 examines all the major themes, personalities and issues of this important period in a clear and digestible form. It: introduces fresh angles to long-studied topics; consolidates a great body of recent research; analyzes views of different historians; offers an interpretive rather than narrative approach; gives concise treatment to complex issues; is directly relevant to student questions and courses; is carefully organised to reflect the way teachers tackle these courses; and is illustrated with helpful maps, charts, illustrations and photographs.
Table of Contents1. Introduction: outline and historiography 2. Britain in the First World War 3. The decline of the Liberal Party 1914-1940 4. the first Labour Government 1924 5. Baldwin and Conservative pre-eminence 1922-1938 6. The 1926 General Strike 7. MacDonald and the first crisis of Labour 1919-1931 8. Industry between the Wars 9. The `Devil's decade'? 10. British Foreign policy 1918-31 11. Brish foreign policy 1931-39 12. Britain in the Second World War 13. Labour and the Welfare State 1945-51 14. A decade under the Conservatives 1951-64 15. British Foreign policy 1945-64 16. Consensus Politics 1964-79 17. The `Thatcher revolution'? 18. The second crisis of Labour 1979-1987 19. Britain and the European Cummunity 1957-1992 20. Britain and Northern Ireland 1922-1992 21. The British Economy and government policy 1945-1992 22. Pluralism and Equal Opportunities 1914-1992 23. Empire and Commonwealth 1914-1002 24. Conclusion: sources on the period Notes Select bibliography
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