A History of England, Volume 2 (1688 to the Present), focuses on the key events and themes of English history since 1688. Topics include Britain's emergence as a great power in the 18th century, the American War for Independence, the Industrial Revolution, and the economic crisis of the 1970s.
Table of Contents
16. War and Society 17. An Age of Stability: 1714-1760 18. The Economic, and Social Transformation of England: 1761-1815 19. The Intellectual Transformation 20. Politics in the Reign of George III 21. Diplomacy and War in the Age of Revolution 22. Conservatism, Liberalism, and Reform 23. An Age of Prosperity 24. Victorianism 25. The British Empire 26. An Age of Crisis: 1873 - 1914 27. Britain and World War I 28. Britain between the Wars 29. Britain and World War II 30. Life in Socialist Britain 31. Socialist Britain: 1945-2007
Douglas R. Bisson is professor of history at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of The Merchant Adventurers of England: The Company and the Crown, 1474-1564 (University of Delaware Press, 1993) and co-author of A History of England, sixth edition, two volumes (Pearson, 2013).
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