A companion to early twentieth-century Britain / edited by Chris Wrigley.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Description
xx, 578 pages ; 26 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Blackwell companions to British history. [More in this series]
Summary note
  • "This Companion brings together thirty-two new essays by leading historians to provide a reassessment of British history in the early twentieth century. The contributors present lucid introductions to literature and debates on major aspects of the political, social and economic history of Britain in a period that included the First World War, political upheaval and the foundation of the welfare state, economic hardship, women's suffrage and dramatic social changes throughout British society.".
  • "The volume examines the international role of Britain as both a world power and a European power, discussing issues of relative economic decline and the effect of the first World War on Britain's economic status. The book also addresses controversial issues over the social impact of the First World War, especially on the position of women in work and society. There is also substantial coverage of changes in Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as in England."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes
"The Historical Association."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [532]-567) and index.
Contents
  • Pt. I. British Political Life
  • 1. The Conservative Party, 1900-1939: From Crisis to Ascendancy / Philip Williamson
  • 2. The Liberal Party, 1900-1939: Summit and Descent / Michael Bentley
  • 3. The Politics of the Labour Movement, 1900-1939 / Duncan Tanner
  • 4. The Politics of National Efficiency and of War, 1900-1918 / G. R. Searle
  • 5. Scottish Issues in British Politics, 1900-1939 / I. G. C. Hutchison
  • 6. Wales and British Politics, 1900-1939 / R. Merfyn Jones
  • 7. Ireland and British Politics, 1900-1939 / D. George Boyce
  • 8. Women and Politics, 1900-1939 / Christine Collette
  • Pt. II. Britain and the World
  • 9. Immigrants, Sojourners and Refugees: Minority Groups in Britain, 1900-1939 / Anne J. Kershen
  • 10. British Foreign Policy, 1900-1939 / G. H. Bennett
  • 11. The British Armed Forces, 1900-1939 / David French
  • 12. The Empire, 1900-1939 / Martin Kitchen
  • 13. The British Economy and the Empire, 1900-1939 / B. R. Tomlinson --
  • 14. Britain in the International Economy, 1900-1939 / Tim Rooth
  • 15. The State and the Economy, 1900-1939 / M. W. Kirby
  • Pt. III. Social and Economic Developments
  • 16. The City of London and British Banking, 1900-1939 / R. C. Michie
  • 17. Agriculture, Agrarian Society and the Countryside / Peter Dewey
  • 18. Transport, 1900-1939 / Colin Divall
  • 19. Industry and Services: Employment and Unemployment / K. D. Brown
  • 20. Industrial Relations in Britain, 1900-1939 / Arthur J. McIvor
  • 21. Social Structure, 1900-1939 / Andrew Miles
  • 22. Consumption and Consumer Behaviour / Sue Bowden
  • 23. Social Welfare: Public and Private, 1900-1939 / Keith Laybourn
  • 24. Housing and Town Planning, 1900-1939 / Helen Meller
  • 25. Medicine and Public Health, 1900-1939 / Steven Cherry
  • 26. Education, 1900-1939 / Roy Lowe
  • 27. Crime, Police and Penal Policy / Clive Emsley
  • 28. Leisure and Sport in Britain, 1900-1939 / Peter J. Beck --
  • 29. Religion, 1900-1939 / Stuart Mews
  • 30. Culture in the Sceptr'd Isle / Anthony Sutcliffe
  • 31. The Impact of the First World War / Chris Wrigley
  • 32. Britishness / John K. Walton.
ISBN
0631217908 (alk. paper)
LCCN
2002071222
OCLC
49805741
RCP
C - S
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