Britain in the 1930s: A Deceptive Decade

Britain in the 1930s: A Deceptive Decade

by Andrew Thorpe, Thorpe
     
 

Were the 1930s in Britain a decade of growing prosperity, unprecedented levels of ownership and sane, competent government? Or was it a time of grinding poverty, long-term unemployment and political timidity? In this new book Andrew Thorpe cuts through the welter of dispute and mythology to provide fresh analysis of politics, economics and society in this most

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Were the 1930s in Britain a decade of growing prosperity, unprecedented levels of ownership and sane, competent government? Or was it a time of grinding poverty, long-term unemployment and political timidity? In this new book Andrew Thorpe cuts through the welter of dispute and mythology to provide fresh analysis of politics, economics and society in this most controversial of decades.

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"Likely to be an introductory text widely used by students in schools and universities: it is short, the format is accessible, the paperback edition is cheap and it is a new addition to the successful series of Historical Association Studies published by Blackwell." Labour History Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631174110
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/04/1992
Series:
Historical Association Studies Series
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Thorpe took degrees at the universities of Birmingham and Sheffield. He is the author of The British General Election of 1931 and editor of The Failure of Political Extremism in Inter-War Britain.

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