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Divided Kingdom

A History of Britain, 1900 to the Present

Pat Thane, King's College London
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How has the UK evolved into the country it is today? This clear, comprehensive survey of its history since 1900 explores the political, economic, social and cultural changes which have divided the nation and held it together, and how these changes were experienced by individuals and communities. Pat Thane challenges conventional interpretations of Britain's past based on stark contrasts, like the dull, conservative 1950s versus the liberated 'swinging sixties', and explores the key themes of nationalisms, the rise and fall…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Contents
pp v-vi
Abbreviations
pp xi-xii
Introduction
pp 1-7
Chapter 1 - United Kingdom? 1900–1914
pp 8-38
Chapter 2 - The ‘Great’ War
pp 39-62
Chapter 3 - Reconstruction? 1918–1922
pp 63-86
Chapter 4 - Democratic Britain? 1922–1931
pp 87-117
Chapter 5 - The Thirties, 1931–1939
pp 118-150
Chapter 6 - The People’s War
pp 151-185
Chapter 7 - Facing the Future: Labour Britain, 1945–1951
pp 186-219
Chapter 8 - An Affluent Society? 1951–1964
pp 220-261
Chapter 9 - A Permissive Society? 1964–1970
pp 262-300
Chapter 10 - The Seventies
pp 301-345
Chapter 11 - The Iron Lady, 1979–1990
pp 346-395
Chapter 12 - Son of Thatcher? John Major, 1990–1997
pp 396-421
Chapter 13 - Things Can Only Get Better? New Labour, 1997–2010
pp 422-467
Chapter 14 - Conclusion
pp 468-475
Further Reading
pp 476-484
Index
pp 485-494
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Online ISBN: 9781139644310
Published online: 12 December 2018
Hardback ISBN: 9781107040915
Hardback publication date: 02 August 2018
Paperback ISBN: 9781107612501
Paperback publication date: 02 August 2018

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