The Making of Modern British Politics: 1867 - 1945 / Edition 3

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The third edition of this successful text has been revised to include a new chapter on the politics of the Second World War, and to reflect recent developments in research into the period.

  • Third edition of this insightful survey of changes in British politics
  • Now extended to cover the politics of the Second World War and the election of 1945
  • Extensively revised in the light of recent research
  • Looks at the Labour Party's evolution into a national rather than sectional party
  • Includes updated suggestions for further reading
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Is to be welcomed. This is a textbook of a superior sort as Pughdisavows the attempt to be a neutral assessor of the work of othersand imposes his own interpretation upon the period. This leads to aclearer understanding of events." History Today - of theprevious edition

"A commanding synthesis ... succeeds brilliantly in finding theright voice to explain what matters now." London Review ofBooks - of the previous edition

"Excellent book, by far the best of its kind on this period ...impressively lucid and consistent ... a remarkable book which willstimulate teachers as well as students for years to come."Society for the Study of Labour History Bulletin - of theprevious edition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631225904
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/11/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Pugh is Research Professor in History at Liverpool John Moores University. His previous books include Electoral Reform in War and Peace (1978), The Tories and the People (1985), Women and the Women's Movement in Britain (1992) and The March of the Women: a revisionist analysis of the women's suffrage movement (2000). He is also the editor of Blackwell Publishers' Companion to Modern European History, 1871-1945 (1997).

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Table of Contents

Part I: 1867-1900:.

1. Party and Participation 1867-1900.

2. The Evolution of the Gladstonian Liberal Party.

3. The Conservative Revival 1874-1900.

4. The Social Roots of Political Change in Late VictorianBritain.

Part II: 1895-1914:.

5. The Edwardian Crisis.

6. Edwardian Progressivism.

7. The Electoral Struggle 1906-1914.

Part III: 1914-1920s:.

8. The Impact of the Great War on British Politics.

9. Patriotism, Ideology and the State in the Great War.

10. The Elevation of Labour and the Restoration of PartyPolitics 1918-1931.

11. Origins of the Conservative Electoral Hegemony.

12. From the National Government to the Popular Front1931-1939.

13. The Politics of the "People's War" 1939-1945.


Guide to Further Reading.



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