A History of the Peoples of the British Isles, Volume 3

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 344 pages
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The three volumes of A History of the Peoples of the British Islesweave together the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and their peoples. The authors trace the course of social, economic, cultural and political history from prehistoric times to the present, analyzing the relationships, differences and similarities of the four areas. Presenting a wealth of material on themes such as women's history, the family, religion, intellectual history, society, politics, and the arts, these volumes are an important resource for all students of the political and cultural heritage of the British Isles.
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

CHAPTER
3
LateVictorian urban poverty
17
and Lytton Strachey in 1915
39
CHAPTER 5
85
An Age of Total War 19141945 107 Part II An Age of Total War 19141945
109
CHAPTER 7
133
CHAPTER 8
149
Britain and World War II
193
Britain in the Postwar World 19452000
215
Labours Recovery and Fall 19641970
258
The Celtic Countries 19451980
265
Suggested Reading
283
Britain from the 1990s to the Millennium
309
Appendixes
323
Index
329
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