A History of the Peoples of the British Isles: From 1870 to the Present

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Routledge, Jun 19, 2019 - History - 368 pages
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Volume III deals with the 'long twentieth century'. Its main themes are:
* the contraction of British industrial power and the shift to a service-based economy
* the decline of Victorianism and the rise of Modernism
* the climax of class society between the wars and the blurring of class lines after the 1960s
* the impact of two world wars
* the decline of British power and the empire
* the partition of Ireland
* the devolution of power to Wales and Scotland.
 

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Contents

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The Decline of Victorian Britain 1870
Crisis of Confidence 18701914
Revival on the Celtic Fringe
Politics and the State 18671914
Empire and Diplomacy in the Age of Imperialism 1870
An Age of Total War 19141945
Ireland Leaves
Politics Power and the Coming of War 19191939
Britain and World War II
Britain in the Postwar World 19452000
Politics and Foreign Relations 1945
The Celtic
Thatchers Britain 19701990
Britain from the 1990s to the Millennium
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Economy Society and Culture Between the Wars 1919

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Heyck, Thomas

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