Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction
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Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Kenneth Morgan's Very Short Introduction to Twentieth-Century Britain examines the forces of consensus and of conflict in twentieth-century Britain. The account covers the trauma of the First World War and the social divisions of the twenties; fierce domestic and foreign policy debates in the thirties; the impact of the Second World War for domestic transformation, popular culture and the loss of empire; the transition from the turmoil of the seventies to the aftermath of Thatcherism and the advent of New Labour. Throughout, cultural and artistic themes are woven into the analysis, along with the distinct national experiences of Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. The profound tension that shook the United Kingdom are juxtaposed against equally deep forces for stability, cohesion, and a sense of historic identity. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 110 x 170 x 10mm | 140.61g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11 halftones, 1 map
  • 019285397X
  • 9780192853974
  • 138,338

About Kenneth O. Morgan

Kenneth Morgan is Research Professor, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Lecturer in Modern History, University of Oxford. He was Principal, then Vice-Chancellor, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Professor in the University of Wales, 1989-95. Also, Vice-Chancellor, then Senior Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales, 1993-95.show more

Table of contents

1. The First World War ; 2. The twenties ; 3. The thirties ; 4. The Second World War ; 5. The post-war world ; 6. From the seventies to the nineties ; 7. Towards the millennium ; Further reading ; Chronology ; Prime ministers 1914-2000 ; Indexshow more

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