A companion to contemporary Britain, 1939-2000 [electronic resource] / edited by Paul Addison and Harriet Jones.

1st ed.
Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2005.
1 online resource (602 p.)


Blackwell companions to British history. [More in this series]
Summary note
A Companion to Contemporary Britain covers the key themes and debates of 20th-century history from the outbreak of the Second World War to the end of the century. Assesses the impact of the Second World War Looks at Britain's role in the wider world, including the legacy of Empire, Britain's 'special relationship' with the United States, and integration with continental Europe Explores cultural issues, such as class consciousness, immigration and race relations, changing gender roles, and the impact of the mass media Covers domestic politics and t
Description based upon print version of record.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [556]-566) and index.
Language note
  • A COMPANION TO CONTEMPORARY BRITAIN 1939-2000; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; 1 The Impact of the Second World War; 2 The Impact of the Cold War; 3 Population and the Family; 4 Cities, Suburbs, Countryside; 5 Class; 6 Immigration and Racism; 7 Sport and Recreation; 8 Youth Culture; 9 Sexuality; 10 Economic 'Decline' in Post-War Britain; 11 The Transformation of the Economy; 12 The Geography of Economic Change; 13 Living Standards and Consumption; 14 Gender: Change and Continuity; 15 Welfare, Poverty and Social Inequalities; 16 Education
  • 17 Health18 Rewriting the Unwritten Constitution; 19 The Secret State; 20 Rethinking the 'Rise and Fall' of Two-Party Politics; 21 The Rise and Disintegration of the Working Classes; 22 The Growth of Social Movements; 23 Civil Society; 24 The Politics of Devolution; 25 The Politics of Northern Ireland; 26 Britain in the World Economy; 27 The End of Empire; 28 The Anglo-American 'Special Relationship'; 29 Britain and Europe; 30 British Defence Policy; Select Bibliography; Index
  • 1-4051-6560-X
  • 0-470-99619-6
  • 1-78268-433-6
  • 1-280-19861-3
  • 9786610198610
  • 1-4051-4140-9
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view