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Sixties Britain

Culture, Society and Politics, 1st Edition

By Mark Donnelly


248 pages

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Sixties Britain provides a more nuanced and engaging history of Britain. This book analyses the main social, political, cultural and economic changes Britain undertook as well as focusing on the 'silent majority' who were just as important as the rebellious students, the residents if Soho and the icons of popular culture. Sixties Britain engages the reader without losing sight of the fact that the 1960s were a vibrant, fascinating and controversial time in British History.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading the Sixties

1. Post-war Britain, 1945-59

2. Consumerism, youth and sixties pop music

3. Anxieties, faith and intellectuals

4. Conservative crisis and Labour recovery, 1959-64

5. On screen

6. ‘Swinging London’ and the ‘long front of culture’

7. Labour’s first term and the politics of race

8. Permissiveness and counter-culture

9. Poverty and devaluation

10. 1968, cultural crisis and women’s liberation

11. Powellism and nationalist politics

12. Labour crisis and Conservative recovery, 1968-70




About the Author

Mark Donnelly is Reader for History at St Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill. His many books include `Britain and the Second World War (1999).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain