An Introduction to Modern British History, 1900-1999

An Introduction to Modern British History, 1900-1999

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By (author) Michael Lynch


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  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 245mm x 14mm | 594g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340775254
  • ISBN 13: 9780340775257
  • Illustrations note: illustrations facsimiles, maps, portraits
  • Sales rank: 656,063

Product description

Access to History Context Each volume provides a wide-ranging overview of the period it covers. Although the emphasis is clearly on political history, the major issues affecting the economy, society, religion, culture and ideas are also given appropriate treatment. Sufficient detail is included to ensure that a sound basic knowledge and understanding is acquired. An Introduction to Modern British History 1900-1999 This title assesses the main themes of modern British history. Issues such as politics, social and economic trends and foreign affairs are analysed and explained through accessible narrative, carefully structured activities and a variety of primary sources and document extracts. Each chatper offers an introductory analysis of various issues and forms part of a progressive study of the period.

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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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A detailed analysis of the period post 1900. Very comprehensible and readable. New themes are developed in an informative manner. I enjoyed reading the text. A Regan, South Devon College

Table of contents

1 Politics and Parties, 1900-14 2 Britain and the First World War 3 Britain Between the Wars, 1918-39 4 Britain's Foreign Policy, 1918-39 5 Britain at War, 1939-45 6 Post-War Britain, 1945-64 7 The Age of Consensus, 1964-79 8 From Thatcherism to New Labour, 1979-99 9 Social Policy in Britain after 1945 10 Britain's Role in the Post-War World