The Slump

The Slump : Britain in the Great Depression

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'One of the most relentlessly brilliant studies of twentieth-century Britain ...these young historians have found a marvellous theme and stuck to it. Theirs is the glory!' Professor Arthur Marwick, History The 1930s - remembered as the decade of dole queues and hunger marches, mass unemployment, the means test, and the rise of fascism - also saw the development of new industries, the growth of comfortable suburbia, and rising standards of living for many. In Britain in the Depression, the authors look behind the legends for an objective - and timely - reassessment, as Britain again struggles with the economic and spiritual ills of recession and unemployment.show more

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  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 162 x 242 x 27mm | 677.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1138837539
  • 9781138837539

Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction to the New Edition 1. Myth and Reality: Britain in the 1930s 2. The Dawn of Affluence 3. The Hungry Thirties 4. The Problem of Unemployment 5. The Impact of Unemployment 6. The General Election of 1931 7. Politics and the People, 1931-5 8. The Communist Party 9. The National Unemployed Workers' Movement 10. Hunger Marches and Demonstrations 11. The Fascist Challenge 12. The Government and Public Order 13. The General Election of 1935 14. The Revolution That Never Was 15. Afterword: Back to the Thirties? Notes Bibliographyshow more

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