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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192802255
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/8/2001
  • Edition description: ENL
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth O. Morgan is Research Professor, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Honorary Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford. He was Principal, then Vice-chancellor, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Professor in the University of Wales, 1989-95. He was made a Life Peer in April 2000.

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Table of Contents

List of Plates
I The Era of Advance, 1945-1961 1
1 The Facade of Unity 3
2 Labour's High Noon, 1945-1947 29
3 The Collectivist Retreat, 1948-1951 71
4 The Conservative Compromise, 1951-1956 112
5 The Zenith of One-Nation Toryism, 1957-1961 158
II The Years of Retreat, 1961-1979 195
6 The Stagnant Society, 1961-1964 197
7 Labour Blown Off Course, 1964-1967 239
8 Years of Hard Slog, 1968-1970 277
9 The Heath Experiment, 1970-1974 317
10 Challenge to Consensus, 1974-1976 358
11 The Years of Discontent, 1977-1979 397
III Thatcherism and its Aftermath, 1979-1998 435
12 The Foundations of Thatcherism, 1979-1983 437
13 High Noon for the New Right, 1983-1990 468
14 Fin de Siecle: New Labour in Power, 1990-2001 507
15 Conclusion 564
Select Bibliography 579
Index 597
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