Twentieth-century Britain : A very short introduction Oxford illustrated history of Britain.20th century Britain : A very short introduction

Morgan, Kenneth

Twentieth-century Britain : A very short introduction Oxford illustrated history of Britain.20th century Britain : A very short introduction - Oxford ; New York Oxford University Press 2000 - 128 p. : ill., maps. ; 18 cm. - A very short introduction .

Text originally published in: The Oxford illustrated history of Britain. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1984.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-114) and index.



Kenneth O. 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. Profound tensions that shook the United Kingdom are juxtaposed against equally deep forces for stability, cohesion, and a sense of historic identity. --Jacket.

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Great Britain - History - 20th century

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