Modern Britain focuses on two major periods of British history; the interwar period, and postwar Britain. The authors compare and contrast developments in the two periods, dealing with the themes of:
* growth and welfare
* social policy
* the economy
Combining a narrative with a conceptual and analytic approach,Modern Britain provides an end-of-century review of progress and decline and an essential background to current polemics and major issues of concern. Clearly structured and written, this is an invaluable textbook for students of twentieth century British history.
Table of Contents
List of figures List of tables -- 1 Introduction -- Part I Interwar Britain -- 2 Growth and living standards -- 3 Society and politics -- 4 Industrial development -- 5 Unemployment and the labour market -- 6 Britain and the international economy -- 7 Economic policy -- 8 Britain at war -- Part II Postwar Britain -- 9 Social and political development -- 10 Growth and welfare -- 11 Britain in the world economy -- 12 Industrial development -- 13 The labour market -- 14 Economic policy -- Bibliography -- Index.
Sean Glynn is a Senior Research Fellow at London Guildhall University. He is the author of Interwar Britain (1976) and several other books of modern British economic history. Alan Booth is Senior Lecturer in Economic History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of British Economic Policy 1931-1949 (1989) and co-editor with Sean Glynn of The Road to Full Employment (1986).