Britain In The Second World War / Edition 1

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Overview

This concise, readable volume provides original documents from the war years which help the reader evaluate claims that the war introduced a new sense of social solidarity and social idealism which led to a consensus on welfare state reform. It provides important evidence on crime, race relations and anti-semitism, women, health and the family, in addition to examining the Blitz, evacuation and the making of social policy. Special attention is paid to the internal debate within the Conservative party on the Beveridge Report and the proposed national health service. Many of the documents are drawn from the Public Record Office and have not been published previously.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719044939
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996
  • Series: Documents in Contemporary History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Chronology of events
Introduction 1
1 Demography and health 28
2 Class 41
3 Race and ethnicity 52
4 Women 61
5 The family 75
6 Crime 86
7 Public opinion 96
8 Urban and rural 101
9 Social insurance 116
10 Family allowances and the National Health Service 137
11 Education 158
12 Employment policy 171
Guide to further reading 181
Index 187
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