The Cambridge Social History of Britain, 1750-1950

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Cambridge University Press, 1990 - History - 512 pages
Whilst in certain quarters it may be fashionable to suppose that there is no such thing as society historians, they have had no difficulty in finding their subject. The difficulty, rather, is that an outpouring of research and writing is hard for anyone but the specialist to keep up with the literature or grasp the overall picture. In these three volumes, as is the tradition in Cambridge Histories, a team of specialists has assembled the jigsaw of topical monographic research and presented an interpretation of the development of modern British society since 1750, from three perspectives: those of regional communities, the working and living environment, and social institutions. Each volume is self-contained, and each contribution, thematically defined, contains its own chronology of the period under review. Taken as a whole they offer an authoritative and comprehensive view of the manner and method of the shaping of society in the two centuries of unprecedented demographic and economic change.
 

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Contents

Government and society in England and Wales 17501914
1
Society and the state in twentiethcentury Britain
63
Education
119
Health and medicine
171
Crime authority and the policemanstate
243
Religion
311
Philanthropy
357
Clubs societies and associations
395
Bibliographies
445
Index
477
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