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Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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  • Most comprehensive and authoritative short guide to twentieth-century Britain
  • Highly acclaimed text, first published in the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, which Kenneth Morgan edited
  • Revised and updated for this edition
  • Indispensable for students and general readers

Series: Very Short Introduction Series (VSI) Volume: 24

By: Kenneth O Morgan(Author)

128 pages, 11 b/w photos

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Aug 2000 | #143628 | ISBN: 019285397X
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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.


Contents

1: The First World War
2: The twenties
3: The thirties
4: The Second World War
5: The post-war world
6: From the seventies to the nineties
7: Towards the millennium
Further reading
Chronology
Prime ministers 1914-2000
Index


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