Modern Britain

An Economic and Social History

By John Irwin

© 1995 – Routledge

388 pages

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pub: 1995-11-30
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About the Book

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

* industry

* labour

* 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.

Reviews

'An extremely well-written and sensibly organised textbook which provides a general overview of British economic and social developments since the First World War. It is an excellent text book which will provide not only a lively introduction to those new to the subject but also an authoritative refresher to more advanced students.' - Michael Collins, University of Leeds

'A very informative work.' - I.G.C. Hutchinson, History Teaching Review

`An excellent textbook which will provide not only a lively introduction to those new to the subject, but also an authoritative refresher to more advanced students.' - Business History

A very welcome addition to the literature … an excellent and up-to-date textbook which will be widely read.' - Martin Pugh, English Historical Review, November 1997

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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HISTORY / General