Britain since 1945: The People's Peace / Edition 1

Britain since 1945: The People's Peace / Edition 1

by Kenneth O. Morgan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192802259

ISBN-13: 9780192802255

Pub. Date: 11/08/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This penetrating analysis is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from 1945 to the present day. It examines the transformation of post-war Britain from the planning enthusiasm of 1945 to the rise of New Labour. Using a wide variety of sources, including the records of political parties and the most recently released documents

Overview

This penetrating analysis is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from 1945 to the present day. It examines the transformation of post-war Britain from the planning enthusiasm of 1945 to the rise of New Labour. Using a wide variety of sources, including the records of political parties and the most recently released documents from the Public Records Office, Kenneth Morgan brings the story right up to date and draws comparisons with the post-war history of other nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192802255
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/08/2001
Edition description:
ENL
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Era of Advance, 1945-1961
The Façade of Unity; Labour's High Noon, 1945-1947
The Collectivist Retreat, 1948-1951
The Conservative Compromise, 1951-1956
The Zenith of One-Nation Toryism, 1957-1961
Part II: The Years of Retreat, 1961-1979
The Stagnant Society, 1961-1964
Labour Blown Off Course, 1964-1967
Years of Hard Slog, 1968-1970
The Heath Experiment, 1970-1974
Labour's Final Term, 1974-1976
The Years of Discontent, 1977-1979
Part III: Thatcherism and its Aftermath, 1979-1998
The Foundations of Thatcherism, 1979-1983
High Noon for the New Right, 1983-1990
Fin de Siècle: The Rise of New Labour, 1990-1998
Conclusion

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