History of Britain, 1885-1939

History of Britain, 1885-1939

by John Davis
     
 

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The period between 1885 and 1939 was a pivotal half-century in British history in which the Victorian political system yielded to a system far more recognisably modern in response to popular pressure for social reform and the implications of global superpower status.. "Dr. Davis relates these political developments to the background of social and economic change and… See more details below

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The period between 1885 and 1939 was a pivotal half-century in British history in which the Victorian political system yielded to a system far more recognisably modern in response to popular pressure for social reform and the implications of global superpower status.. "Dr. Davis relates these political developments to the background of social and economic change and to the consequences of Britain's position as an imperial power. Drawing extensively upon the new historical scholarship of the 1980s and 1990s, John Davis presents an original analysis of political change in a crucial period of Britain's recent past.

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Drawing extensively upon recent historical research, Davis (modern history and politics, The Queen's College, Oxford) canvasses this pivotal half-century in an England transitioning from the Victorian political era dominated by religious disputes to a more modern system<-->prompted by superpower status and pressures for social reform<-->grappling with economic downturns and the threat of war. The text commences with Gladstone's 1884 analysis of the essential liberal character of the Victorian state, and concludes with reflections on the fact of Conservative governments' domination of 37 of these 54 years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780312220341
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
British Studies Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.69(d)

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