A companion to early twentieth-century Britain [electronic resource] / edited by Chris Wrigley.

1st ed.
Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
1 online resource (602 p.)


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This Companion brings together 32 new essays by leading historians to provide a reassessment of British history in the early twentieth century. The contributors present lucid introductions to the literature and debates on major aspects of the political, social and economic history of Britain between 1900 and 1939.Examines controversial issues over the social impact of the First World War, especially on womenProvides substantial coverage of changes in Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as in EnglandIncludes a substantial bibliography, which will be a valuable guide to se
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [532]-567) and index.
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  • A COMPANION TO EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY BRITAIN; Contents; List of Contributors; Introduction; Part I British Political Life; 1 The Conservative Party, 1900-1939: From Crisis to Ascendancy; 2 The Liberal Party, 1900-1939: Summit and Descent; 3 The Politics of the Labour Movement, 1900-1939; 4 The Politics of National Efficiency and of War, 1900-1918; 5 Scottish Issues in British Politics, 1900-1939; 6 Wales and British Politics, 1900-1939; 7 Ireland and British Politics, 1900-1939; 8 Women and Politics, 1900-1939; Part II Britain and The World
  • 9 Immigrants, Sojourners and Refugees: Minority Groups in Britain, 1900-193910 British Foreign Policy, 1900-1939; 11 The British Armed Forces, 1900-1939; 12 The Empire, 1900-1939; 13 The British Economy and the Empire, 1900-1939; 14 Britain in the International Economy, 1900-1939; 15 The State and the Economy, 1900-1939; Part III Social and Economic Developments; 16 The City of London and British Banking, 1900-1939; 17 Agriculture, Agrarian Society and the Countryside; 18 Transport, 1900-1939; 19 Industry and Services: Employment and Unemployment; 20 Industrial Relations in Britain, 1900-1939
  • 21 Social Structure, 1900-193922 Consumption and Consumer Behaviour; 23 Social Welfare: Public and Private, 1900-1939; 24 Housing and Town Planning, 1900-1939; 25 Medicine and Public Health, 1900-1939; 26 Education, 1900-1939; 27 Crime, Police and Penal Policy; 28 Leisure and Sport in Britain, 1900-1939; 29 Religion, 1900-1939; 30 Culture in the Sceptr'd Isle; 31 The Impact of the First World War; 32 Britishness; Bibliography of Secondary Sources; Index
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