Britain 1945-2007

Britain 1945-2007

Paperback Access to History

By (author) Michael Lynch

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  • Publisher: HODDER EDUCATION
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 14mm | 580g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340965959
  • ISBN 13: 9780340965955
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 383,123

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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk) Britain 1945-2007 This title is charts the key changes in the social, political and cultural development of Britain across the period 1945-2007. It looks at key individuals throughout these years, from Churchill and Wilson to Thatcher and Blair, assessing each of their periods in office and charting the rise and fall of political consensus. Finally, in assessing the changes that have taken place, the book enables students to gain a clearer perspective on the cultural and political Britain that they live in today.

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Author information

Michael Lynch is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. His research interests are in modern European and Chinese history and he has authored and edited several titles in the Access to History series.

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'This book has been essential to my study and it contains a comprehensive history of Britain from 1945-2007, outlining clearly the economic, foreign and social policies of each significant period (e.g. 1951-64, '64-79 etc), which is brilliant for creating essay plans and for general revision.' Amazon reviewer As a teacher of Edexcel A level modern British History this is the book we have been waiting for. Amazon reviewer This is an essential book for anyone studying this period. Everything is well explained and nothing missed from the period in question. The book is also easy to understand and unlike some text books is not boring to read. Amazon reviewer

Table of contents

Dedication Chapter 1 - The Labour Party in Power 1945-51 Labour's victory in 1945 Labour's creation of the Welfare State The economy under Labour 1945- 51 Assessing the Labour Government's achievenments Study guide Chapter 2 - The Conservatives in Office 1951-64 The Churchill and Eden governments 1951-7 Harold Macmillan's government 1957-63 Britain's relations with Europe 1945-63 The Labour Party 1951-64 The Conservatives' last years in government 1963-4 Study guide Chapter 3 - The Years of Consensus 1964-79 Harold Wilson's governments 1964-70 The Edward Heath government 1970-4 Labour in office 1974-9 Study guide Chapter 4 - The THatcher Revolution 1979-90 The Thatcher Revolution: The First Stage 1979-86 The Falklands War 1982 The Miners' Strike 1984-5 The Thatcher revolution: the second stage. Supply-side economics The Labour party during the Thatcher years Study guide Chapter 5 - From Thatcherism to New Labour 1990-9 The fall of Margaret Thatcher 1990 Margaret Thatcher's legacy John Major's government 1990-7 New Labour 1994-9 Study guide Chapter 6 - New Labour in the New Century New Labour and the economy The elections of 2001 and 2005 Blair and Europe Britain's relations with Northern Ireland 1969-2007 Blair and Britain's special relationship with the USA Population change and social issues Study guide Glossary Index