A History of England, Volume II: 1688 to the Present / Edition 5

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Overview

For two-semester, junior/senior-level courses in the History of England. Volume II may be used for a one-semester course in Modern England.

This two-volume broad, narrative account of English history–from the first settlers in the Paleolithic Age to the present day–draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research to illuminate the full range of England's social, economic, cultural, and political past, and focuses on how and why events occurred.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136028628
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/10/2008
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER 16 WAR AND SOCIETY

The War of the League of Augsburg

The Financial Revolution

The Politics of War and Peace

The War of the Spanish Succession

The Politics of Victory

The New World of Trade

The Social Pyramid

The Augustan Age

Marriage, Courtship, and the Family

The Act of Union with Scotland

The Treaty of Utrecht

The Hanoverian Succession

Further Reading

CHAPTER 17 AN AGE OF STABILITY: 1714—1760

The Achievement of Political Stability

The Winning of an Empire

The Search for an Ordered Culture

The People and Their Rulers

Further Reading

CHAPTER 18 THE ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION OF ENGLAND: 1761—1815

More People and More Food

The Industrial Revolution

Further Reading

CHAPTER 19 THE INTELLECTUAL TRANSFORMATION

The Church of England

The Awakening of Dissent

Evangelicalism in the Church of England

The Oxford Movement

Romanticism

The Spirit of Rationalism

Further Reading

CHAPTER 20 POLITICS IN THE REIGN OF GEORGE III

George III’s Political Apprenticeship: 1760—1770

The American Revolution: 1770—1783

The Political Crisis of 1782—1784

The Ascendancy of Pitt the Younger: 1784—1806

Royal Maladies and Royal Decline

Further Reading

CHAPTER 21 DIPLOMACY AND WAR IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION

The French Revolutionary Wars

Castlereagh and the Reconstruction of Europe

The Foreign Policy of George Canning

Lord Palmerston at the Foreign Office

The Crimean War

Further Reading

CHAPTER 22 CONSERVATISM, LIBERALISM, AND REFORM

Conservative Toryism

Liberal Toryism

The Reform Act of 1832

Chartism and the Anti—Corn Law League

The Beginnings of a Welfare State

Further Reading

CHAPTER 23 AN AGE OF PROSPERITY

The Crystal Palace: Mid-Victorian Cornucopia

The Pursuit of Comfort: Victorian Society

The Victorian Social Consensus

The Formation of the Liberal Party

The Reform Act of 1867

Disraeli versus Gladstone

Further Reading

CHAPTER 24 VICTORIANISM

The Conquests of Science

Religion and Doubt

Morals and Mores

Tastes and Moods

Further Reading

CHAPTER 25 THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Pax Britannica

The Self-governing Dominions

India and Beyond

The Scramble for Africa

Imperialism and Empire

Further Reading

CHAPTER 26 AN AGE OF CRISIS: 1873—1914

A Flagging Colossus

The Impoverished

The Emergence of Labor

Seventeen Years of Conservative Rule

The Liberals’ Chance

Women, Workers, and Tories

Further Reading

CHAPTER 27 BRITAIN AND WORLD WAR I

Why England Went to War

A Confusion of Strategies: 1914—1915

The Home Front

The Western Front: 1916—1918

The Coupon Election and the Peace of Versailles

The Irish War of Independence: 1916—1921

Further Reading

CHAPTER 28 BRITAIN BETWEEN THE WARS

The Economy

Unemployment, Poverty, and Inequality

The Rise of Labour and the Decline of the Liberals

The Ascendant Tories

Progress and Disillusionment

Further Reading

CHAPTER 29 BRITAIN AND WORLD WAR II

The Coming of War

The Battle for Survival

The Mediterranean Strategy

War in the Far-Flung Empire

France Liberated, Germany Defeated

The Citizens’ War

The Impact of War

Further Reading

CHAPTER 30 LIFE IN SOCIALIST BRITAIN

Technology and Wealth

Freedom and Authority

Equality and Inequality

Truth and Beauty

The Poor Will Always Be with Us

The Contented and Angry 1950s, The Swinging 1960s

The Winter of Our Discontent

Further Reading

CHAPTER 31 SOCIALIST BRITAIN: 1945—2007

The Commitment to Socialism: 1945—1951

Years of Affluence and Tory Rule: 1951—1964

The Collapse of the Empire

The Wilson Era and the Problem of Inflation

Edward Heath at the Helm: 1970—1974

Wilson and Callaghan: 1974—1979

Margaret Thatcher’s Eleven-Year Rule

The Fall of the Iron Lady

Blatcherism: Blair in Power

Further Reading

APPENDIX

INDEX

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Not bad

    Read it for class and had some interesting content, telling the history more interestingly than a straight text book, but does get a little dry.

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