History of England, Volume 2, A (1688 to the present) / Edition 6

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Understand the key events and themes of English history

This two-volume narrative account of English history draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research, encouraging students to interpret the full range of England’s social, economic, cultural, and political past.

A History of England, Volume 2 (1688 to the Present), focuses on the key events and themes of English history since 1688. Topics include Britain’s emergence as a great power in the 18th century, the American War for Independence, the Industrial Revolution, and the economic crisis of the 1970s.

MySearchLab is a part of the Roberts/Roberts/Bisson program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand English history in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.

0205979858 / 9780205979851 History of England, A , Volume 2 (1688 to the Present) Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package

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0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access

0205867731 / 9780205867738 History of England, Volume 2, A (1688 to the Present)

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The text strikes a good balance between conventional political history and the types of social and cultural history that have become more prominent in the field."

-Robin Hermann, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

"It is a well researched and well written account of British History. It talks about all sides of the various issues and is helpful to the student."

-Mark Yearian, Southwestern Illinois College

"It does a nice job of providing a balanced overview of English history."

-Mark Klobas, Scottsdale Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205867738
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/16/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 568,815
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas R. Bisson is professor of history at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of The Merchant Adventurers of England: The Company and the Crown, 1474-1564 (University of Delaware Press, 1993) and co-author of A History of England, sixth edition, two volumes (Pearson, 2013).
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Table of Contents

Chapter 16: War and Society

Chapter 17: An Age of Stability: 1714—1760

Chapter 18: The Economic, and Social Transformation of England: 1761—1815

Chapter 19: The Intellectual Transformation

Chapter 20: Politics in the Reign of George III

Chapter 21: Diplomacy and War in the Age of Revolution

Chapter 22: Conservatism, Liberalism, and Reform

Chapter 23: An Age of Prosperity

Chapter 24: Victorianism

Chapter 25: The British Empire

Chapter 26: An Age of Crisis: 1873—1914

Chapter 27: Britain and World War I

Chapter 28: Britain between the Wars

Chapter 29: Britain and World War II

Chapter 30: Life in Socialist Britain

Chapter 31: Socialist Britain: 1945—2007

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