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Empire, State, and Society : Britain since 1830 - Jamie L. Bronstein

Empire, State, and Society

Britain since 1830

Paperback Published: 9th February 2012
ISBN: 9781405181808
Number Of Pages: 352

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<i>Empire, State, and Society </i>assesses the external and internal forces behind Britain's transformation from global superpower to its current position in the twenty-first century. The authors provide an accessible and balanced introduction, which is thoughtfully organized for ease of use for both students and teachers.&nbsp; <ul type="disc"> <li>Offers a crucial comparative dimension which sets the experience of Britain alongside that of twenty-first-century superpower, the United States of America</li> <li>Draws on recent scholarship to provide a highly current perspective</li> <li>Organised to allow professors to assign readings with more or less depth as student abilities and course lengths allow</li> <li>Written in a style that is wholly accessible and exciting for undergraduates in both the US and the UK</li> </ul>

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?Nevertheless, for those looking for a concise, coherent, and accessible introduction to 19th- and 20th-century British history at the undergraduate level, this book is definitely worthy of serious consideration.   Summing Up: Highly recommended.  All undergraduate collections.?  (Choice, 1 September 2012)



List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Britain to 1830 4

2 Universal Suffrage and No Surrender: Politics at Home and Abroad, 1830?1867 30

3 Dark Satanic Mills? Economic and Social Change, 1830?1867 52

4 Utilitarians, Evangelicals, and Empire: Intellectual and Cultural Developments, 1830?1867 70

5 Democracy and Empire: Politics, 1867?1910 91

6 The Decline of the Aristocracy: Economic and Social Change, 1867?1910 110

7 Faith and Doubt? Cultural Change, 1867?1910 125

8 In Flanders Fields: Britain and the Great War, 1910?1918 147

9 Nationalism and Depression: Politics, Economics, and Social Change, 1919?1939 168

10 Culture and Ideas between the Wars, 1919?1939 191

11 London Burning: Britain in the Second WorldWar 206

12 Winds of Change: Politics, 1945?1979 222

13 Building a Welfare State: Society and the Economy, 1945?1979 242

14 Meet the Beatles: Cultural and Intellectual Developments, 1945?1979 259

15 From Rule Britannia to Cool Britannia: Politics, 1979?2007 277

16 Whither Britain? Society and Culture since 1979 296

Appendix: Reigns and Ministries since 1830 312

Bibliography 315

Index 330

ISBN: 9781405181808
ISBN-10: 140518180X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 9th February 2012
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.14  x 1.67
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1

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