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Britain in the 1930s : the deceptive decade

Author: Andrew Thorpe
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1992.
Series: Historical Association studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining politics, the economy and society, Thorpe argues that while Britain did not thrive in the 1930s, its governments did as well as could be expected in the face of unprecedented problems. He  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Thorpe
ISBN: 0631174117 9780631174110 0631180478 9780631180470
OCLC Number: 24142697
Description: 145 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Politics --
The Conservatives and the National Governments --
The Labour Party and Socialism --
The Liberals --
The Communists --
The Fascists --
Conclusion --
3. The Economy --
Cyclical Trends --
Structural Change --
Government Economic Policy: Causes and Effects --
Conclusion --
4. Society --
A Class-Ridden Society? --
Domestication and 'Privatization'? Housing and Leisure --
Health, Welfare, and Social Policy --
Conclusion --
5. Conclusion --
Appendix 1: General Election Results 1929-1945 --
Appendix 2: Unemployment 1929-1940.
Series Title: Historical Association studies.
Responsibility: Andrew Thorpe.

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