Sources and Debates in Modern British History: 1714 to the Present / Edition 1

Sources and Debates in Modern British History: 1714 to the Present / Edition 1

by Ellis Wasson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1444333720

ISBN-13: 9781444333725

Pub. Date: 02/21/2012

Publisher: Wiley

Designed to complement the author's A History of Modern Britain, this collection of primary sources illuminates and augments the study of modern Britain with coverage of political, imperial, and economic history as well as class and cultural issues

  • Features a broad range of documents, in a well-structured and easy-to-use format, including important,

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Overview

Designed to complement the author's A History of Modern Britain, this collection of primary sources illuminates and augments the study of modern Britain with coverage of political, imperial, and economic history as well as class and cultural issues

  • Features a broad range of documents, in a well-structured and easy-to-use format, including important, well-known documents and lesser-known excerpts from memoirs and private correspondence
  • Provides up-to-date, balanced coverage of political, imperial, social, economic, and cultural history with over 180 documents
  • Offers a thorough rendering of social class and national identity, including coverage of changes in British society over the last 20 years
  • Includes discussion questions for each document, as well as lists of historical debates and extensive bibliographies of both on-line and traditional sources for students' further research

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444333725
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
899,669
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Documents xi

List of Figures xix

Preface xxi

Abbreviations xxix

Part I The Eighteenth Century 1

1 State and Empire 3

The Constitution 4

Threats to the Political and Social Order 11

The Sinews of Empire 18

North America 21

India 24

Historians' Debates 27

Counterfactuals to Consider 28

2 Economy and Society 29

Honor and Manners 30

The Struggle for Life and Wealth 35

The Poor Law 40

Economic Theory 43

Historians' Debates 51

Counterfactuals to Consider 52

3 Culture and Identity 53

The Scottish Enlightenment 54

The English Enlightenment 57

Education 62

The Romantic Movement 66

Women 68

Slavery 71

National Identities 76

Historians' Debates 80

Counterfactuals to Consider 81

Part II The Nineteenth Century 83

4 State and Empire 85

Radicalism and Protest 86

Constitutional Reform 1829–32 90

Further Parliamentary Reform 97

Party Ideologies 103

The Empire 109

The Origins of World War I 120

Historians' Debates 123

Counterfactuals to Consider 124

5 Economy and Society 127

Industrialization 128

Urban and Rural Life and Employment during Industrialization 135

Social Position and Money 142

Economic Theory 148

Historians' Debates 156

Counterfactuals to Consider 158

6 Culture and Identity 159

Women 160

Victorian Thinkers 169

Social Darwinism 177

British Identities 182

Irish Identities 185

Historians' Debates 191

Counterfactuals to Consider 193

Part III The Twentieth Century 195

7 State and Empire 197

World War I 198

World War II and the Cold War 201

Party Ideologies 211

The European Union 214

Empire to Commonwealth 217

Historians' Debates 227

Counterfactuals to Consider 229

8 Economy and Society 231

Traditional Society 232

Capitalism at Bay 238

War and Civilian Life 243

The Welfare State 245

Historians' Debates 253

Counterfactuals to Consider 255

9 Culture and Identity 257

Women 258

Minorities and Immigration 263

British Identities 271

Irish Identities 280

Historians' Debates 287

Counterfactuals to Consider 289

Bibliography 291

Index 297

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