The new edition of this best-selling text includes a new section on the final years of the Labour government after Blair's resignation and a new chapter on the subsequent Coalition and Conservative governments. It is the ideal companion for students taking a first-level course in modern British History, as well as for undergraduates in History.
About the Author
Norman Lowe has had many years experience of teaching history at all levels in school and colleges. He is the author of Mastering Modern World History and Mastering Twentieth-Century Russian History.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- Britain Under the Tories 1815-30.- Parliament and the Great Reform Act of 1832.- Whig Reforms and Failures 1833-41.-Chartism.- Sir Robert Peel, the Conservatives and the Corn Laws 1830-46.- Domestic Affairs 1846-67: Russell, Gladstone, Disraeli and the Reform Act of 1867.- Lord Palmerston and Foreign Affairs 1830-65.- The Crimean War 1854-56.- Britain, India and the Mutiny of 1857.- Standards of Living and Social Reform: Factories, Mines, Public Health and Education.- Gladstone's First Ministry 1868-74.- Disraeli and the Conservatives in Power 1874-80.- Victorian Prosperity and Depression.- Gladstone and Salisbury 1880-95.- Ten Years of Conservative Rule 1895-1905.- The Growth of the Trade Unions and the Labour Party to 1914.- The State and the People from the 1890s to 1939.- The Liberals in Power 1905-14.- Britain, the First World War and its Aftermath.- Politics in Confusion 1918-24.- Baldwin, the Conservatives and the General Strike.- Political and Economic Crises, 1929-39: The Second Labour Government (1929-31), the World Economic Crisis and the National Governments.- Britain and the Problems of Empire Between the Wars.- Appeasement and the Outbreak of the Second World War: Foreign Affairs 1931-39.- Britain and the Second World War 1939-45.- Labour in Power: the Attlee Governments 1945-51.- The Rise and Fall of Consensus 1951-79.- The State of the People: Social and Cultural Change Since 1945.- Britain and its Parts: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.- Britain and Her Place in the World After 1945.- Britain and the End of the Empire.- Thatcherism and the New Right 1979-97.- Labour in Opposition and in Power, 1979-2010.- The Conservatives in Opposition (1997-2010) and in Coalition (2010-2015).
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