No Turning Back: The Peaceful Revolutions of Post-War Britain

No Turning Back: The Peaceful Revolutions of Post-War Britain

by Paul Addison
     
 

Since the Second World War, Britain has been transformed by a series of peaceful revolution rise of multiculturalism, the permissive society and the service-based consumer economy, among many others. These, Paul Addison argues, have been more Powerful agents of change than the Battle of the Blitz ever were.

No Turning Back looks at the changing in this period of

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Overview

Since the Second World War, Britain has been transformed by a series of peaceful revolution rise of multiculturalism, the permissive society and the service-based consumer economy, among many others. These, Paul Addison argues, have been more Powerful agents of change than the Battle of the Blitz ever were.

No Turning Back looks at the changing in this period of rapid transformation, high how much has been gained-but not forget much, too, has been lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192192677
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
895,610
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Graphs and Maps

Introduction 1

Part I The Aftermath of War 1945-1957

1 The Gentleman in Whitehall 7

2 Fair Shares for All 51

3 Victorian Values 76

4 When British Was Best 102

Part II The Quest for Modernity 1957-1974

5 Managing the New Britain 133

6 Great Expectations 168

7 The Liberal Hour 196

8 National Identities 222

Part III Transformations 1974-1997

9 Mrs Thatcher's Revolution 259

10 Haves and Have-Nots 315

11 The Permissive Age 341

12 Uncharted Waters 364

The Long View 403

Notes 411

Further Reading 435

Copyright Acknowledgements 437

Index 439

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