Britain In The Second World War / Edition 1

Britain In The Second World War / Edition 1

by Harold L. Smith
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719044939
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Series:
Documents in Contemporary History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Chronology of events
Introduction1
1Demography and health28
2Class41
3Race and ethnicity52
4Women61
5The family75
6Crime86
7Public opinion96
8Urban and rural101
9Social insurance116
10Family allowances and the National Health Service137
11Education158
12Employment policy171
Guide to further reading181
Index187

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