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This concise, accessible, and balanced historical analysis of the Thatcher years and their consequences analyzes many controversial aspects of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, including the Falklands War, the miner's strike, bitter relations with Europe and the ill-fated poll tax. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography.
I. INTRODUCTION. 1. The Road to 1979. II. ANALYSIS. 2. Establishes Hegemony. 3. The High Tide of Thatcher. 4. The Center Cannot Hold. 5. The End of an Era. III. ASSESSMENT. 6. Britain Under Attack. 7. Thatcherism in History. IV. DOCUMENTS.