Empire, State, and Society: Britain since 1830 / Edition 1

Empire, State, and Society: Britain since 1830 / Edition 1

by Jamie L. Bronstein, Andrew T. Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 140518180X

ISBN-13: 9781405181808

Pub. Date: 02/28/2012

Publisher: Wiley

Empire, State, and Society assesses the external and internal forces behind Britain's transformation from global superpower to its current position in the twenty-first century. The authors provide an accessible and balanced introduction, which is thoughtfully organized for ease of use for both students and teachers.

  • Offers a crucial comparative

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Overview

Empire, State, and Society assesses the external and internal forces behind Britain's transformation from global superpower to its current position in the twenty-first century. The authors provide an accessible and balanced introduction, which is thoughtfully organized for ease of use for both students and teachers.

  • Offers a crucial comparative dimension which sets the experience of Britain alongside that of twenty-first-century superpower, the United States of America
  • Draws on recent scholarship to provide a highly current perspective
  • Organised to allow professors to assign readings with more or less depth as student abilities and course lengths allow
  • Written in a style that is wholly accessible and exciting for undergraduates in both the US and the UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405181808
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,044,513
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Britain to 1830 4

2 Universal Suffrage and No Surrender: Politics at Home and Abroad, 1830–1867 30

3 Dark Satanic Mills? Economic and Social Change, 1830–1867 52

4 Utilitarians, Evangelicals, and Empire: Intellectual and Cultural Developments, 1830–1867 70

5 Democracy and Empire: Politics, 1867–1910 91

6 The Decline of the Aristocracy: Economic and Social Change, 1867–1910 110

7 Faith and Doubt? Cultural Change, 1867–1910 125

8 In Flanders Fields: Britain and the Great War, 1910–1918 147

9 Nationalism and Depression: Politics, Economics, and Social Change, 1919–1939 168

10 Culture and Ideas between the Wars, 1919–1939 191

11 London Burning: Britain in the Second WorldWar 206

12 Winds of Change: Politics, 1945–1979 222

13 Building a Welfare State: Society and the Economy, 1945–1979 242

14 Meet the Beatles: Cultural and Intellectual Developments, 1945–1979 259

15 From Rule Britannia to Cool Britannia: Politics, 1979–2007 277

16 Whither Britain? Society and Culture since 1979 296

Appendix: Reigns and Ministries since 1830 312

Bibliography 315

Index 330

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