Twentieth-Century Britain

ISBN-10: 019285397X

ISBN-13: 9780192853974

Edition: 2000

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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Kenneth Morgan's Very Short Introduction to Twentieth-Century Britain examines the forces of consensus and of conflict in twentieth-century Britain. The account covers the trauma of the First World War and the social divisions of the twenties; fierce domestic and foreign policy debates in the thirties; the impact of the Second World War for domestic transformation, popular culture and the loss of empire; the transition from the turmoil of the seventies to the aftermath of Thatcherism and the advent of New Labour. Throughout, cultural and artistic themes are woven into the analysis, along with the distinct national experiences of Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. The profound tension that shook the United Kingdom are juxtaposed against equally deep forces for stability, cohesion, and a sense of historic identity.
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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Kenneth Morgan is Professor of History at Brunel University, London, UK.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
The First World War
The Twenties
The Thirties
The Second World War
The Post-War World
From the Seventies to the Nineties
Towards the Millennium
Further Reading
Chronology
Prime Ministers 1914-2000
Index
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