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Author Wrigley, Chris
Title A Companion to Early Twentieth-Century Britain
Imprint Williston : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2003
©2008
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (602 pages)
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Series Blackwell Companions to British History Ser
Blackwell Companions to British History Ser
Note Intro -- A COMPANION TO EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY BRITAIN -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Introduction -- Part I British Political Life -- 1 The Conservative Party, 1900-1939: From Crisis to Ascendancy -- 2 The Liberal Party, 1900-1939: Summit and Descent -- 3 The Politics of the Labour Movement, 1900-1939 -- 4 The Politics of National Efficiency and of War, 1900-1918 -- 5 Scottish Issues in British Politics, 1900-1939 -- 6 Wales and British Politics, 1900-1939 -- 7 Ireland and British Politics, 1900-1939 -- 8 Women and Politics, 1900-1939 -- Part II Britain and The World -- 9 Immigrants, Sojourners and Refugees: Minority Groups in Britain, 1900-1939 -- 10 British Foreign Policy, 1900-1939 -- 11 The British Armed Forces, 1900-1939 -- 12 The Empire, 1900-1939 -- 13 The British Economy and the Empire, 1900-1939 -- 14 Britain in the International Economy, 1900-1939 -- 15 The State and the Economy, 1900-1939 -- Part III Social and Economic Developments -- 16 The City of London and British Banking, 1900-1939 -- 17 Agriculture, Agrarian Society and the Countryside -- 18 Transport, 1900-1939 -- 19 Industry and Services: Employment and Unemployment -- 20 Industrial Relations in Britain, 1900-1939 -- 21 Social Structure, 1900-1939 -- 22 Consumption and Consumer Behaviour -- 23 Social Welfare: Public and Private, 1900-1939 -- 24 Housing and Town Planning, 1900-1939 -- 25 Medicine and Public Health, 1900-1939 -- 26 Education, 1900-1939 -- 27 Crime, Police and Penal Policy -- 28 Leisure and Sport in Britain, 1900-1939 -- 29 Religion, 1900-1939 -- 30 Culture in the Sceptr'd Isle -- 31 The Impact of the First World War -- 32 Britishness -- Bibliography of Secondary Sources -- Index
This Companion brings together 32 new essays by leading historians to provide a reassessment of British history in the early twentieth century. The contributors present lucid introductions to the literature and debates on major aspects of the political, social and economic history of Britain between 1900 and 1939. Examines controversial issues over the social impact of the First World War, especially on women Provides substantial coverage of changes in Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as in England Includes a substantial bibliography, which will be a valuable guide to secondary sources
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Wrigley, Chris A Companion to Early Twentieth-Century Britain Williston : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2003 9780631217909
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Great Britain -- Civilization -- 20th century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Great Britain -- History -- Edward VII, 1901-1910 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Great Britain -- History -- Edward VIII, 1936 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
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