This survey of Britain's economic history in the 20th century has been extended to bring the account up to the end of 1990, offering an overview of the Thatcher years and an examination of the government's radical departures in economic policy during the years 1979-1990. It has also been revised to incorporate the latest findings from a wide range of literature and comment.
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Table of ContentsThe end of the long peace and the First World War, 1914-1918
British industry and transport between the wars
commercial and financial developments
social conditions between the wars
the British economy in total war, 1939-1945
reconversion to peace, 1945-1950
production and incomes, 1950-1980
trade and finance in transformation
the government and the economy
a new departure in economic policy 1979-1990.