Aspects of British Political History, 1914-1995

Aspects of British Political History, 1914-1995

by Stephen J. Lee
     
 

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
* analyses views of different historians
* offers an interpretive rather than

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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
* analyses 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
* is illustrated with helpful maps, charts, illustrations and photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415131025
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Aspects of History Series
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

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1Introduction to British political history 1914-951
2The First World War and its impact21
3The decline of the Liberal party 1914-4038
4The 1924 Labour government54
5Baldwin and the Conservative ascendancy between the wars68
6The General Strike82
7The first crisis of Labour 1929-3997
8The economy, unemployment and government policy between the wars109
9Versailles, foreign policy and collective security 1918-33129
10Foreign policy and appeasement 1933-9144
11The Second World War and its impact166
12The Labour government 1945-51179
13The Conservative decade: domestic policies 1951-64195
14Years of reform and crisis 1964-79211
15Thatcherism and after, 1979-95229
16The second crisis of Labour 1979-92247
17Foreign policy and defence 1945-70261
18Foreign policy and defence 1970-95276
19Britain and Europe since 1945286
20The British Empire and Commonwealth in the twentieth century304
21The Irish issue 1914-96320
22Equal opportunities and women's rights in twentieth-century Britain338
23Immigration, race relations and the plural society350
24Primary sources for British political history 1914-95360
Notes393
Select Bibliography410
Index415

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