skip to content
Britain since 1939 : progress and decline Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Britain since 1939 : progress and decline

Author: David Childs
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"This wide-ranging book covers politics and the economy; education, foreign policy and defence; housing and living standards; immigration and racism; law and order; the media; the remarkable resilience of the monarchy; public opinion; the retreat from empire; religion's decline and the secularisation of society; women's changing role, and much more." "The book challenges many aspects of past policies and raises  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Childs
ISBN: 031212399X 9780312123994
OCLC Number: 30895757
Description: xiv, 294 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Interwar Britain, 1919-39 --
2. Britain and the World, 1919-39 --
3. Britain at War, 1939-41 --
4. From European War to World War and Victory, 1941-45 --
5. Britain under Attlee, 1945-51 --
6. From Churchill to Macmillan, 1951-60 --
7. Conservatives on the Run, 1961-64 --
8. Harold Wilson at the Helm, 1964-70 --
9. Trouble and Strife, 1970-74 --
10. Trouble and Strife, 1974-79 --
11. The Thatcher Era, 1979-87 --
12. Thatcher in Decline, 1987-90 --
13. Major's Avalanche of Problems --
14. Britain and Ireland in the 1990s --
App. A.1 Key British ministers since 1918 --
App. A.2 Leaders of parties in all governments of Irish Free State/Eire/Irish Republic since the general election of 27 August 1923 --
App. A.3 British general elections, 1918-92 --
App. A.4 Women elected to parliament in the UK and Germany at selected elections --
App. A.5 Expectation of life, at birth, by sex in the UK --
App. A.6 Population of the United Kingdom, in thousands --
App. A.7 Distribution of shareholding between categories of owner, 1963-89, in percentages --
App. A.8 Average gross domestic product per capita, in 1993, in the European Union, according to purchasing power, average = 100.
Responsibility: David Childs.
More information:

Abstract:

"This wide-ranging book covers politics and the economy; education, foreign policy and defence; housing and living standards; immigration and racism; law and order; the media; the remarkable resilience of the monarchy; public opinion; the retreat from empire; religion's decline and the secularisation of society; women's changing role, and much more." "The book challenges many aspects of past policies and raises doubts about the wisdom of going to war in 1939. It traces Britain's decline from world power status to being just one of the larger members of the European Union. Comparisons are made with other countries especially Germany, France and Ireland. In fact, as Britain and Ireland are so closely intertwined, Irish developments are outlined over the same period. The book is based on a wide variety of sources, including the results from many years of interviewing numerous key figures."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30895757> # Britain since 1939 : progress and decline
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "30895757" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> ; # Great Britain.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/365106009#Event/since_1900> ; # Since 1900
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/365106009#Place/great_britain> ; # Great Britain
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/941.085/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919811> ; # Social conditions
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919741> ; # Politics and government
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/46775653> ; # David Childs
   schema:datePublished "1995" ;
   schema:description "1. Interwar Britain, 1919-39 -- 2. Britain and the World, 1919-39 -- 3. Britain at War, 1939-41 -- 4. From European War to World War and Victory, 1941-45 -- 5. Britain under Attlee, 1945-51 -- 6. From Churchill to Macmillan, 1951-60 -- 7. Conservatives on the Run, 1961-64 -- 8. Harold Wilson at the Helm, 1964-70 -- 9. Trouble and Strife, 1970-74 -- 10. Trouble and Strife, 1974-79 -- 11. The Thatcher Era, 1979-87 -- 12. Thatcher in Decline, 1987-90 -- 13. Major's Avalanche of Problems -- 14. Britain and Ireland in the 1990s -- App. A.1 Key British ministers since 1918 -- App. A.2 Leaders of parties in all governments of Irish Free State/Eire/Irish Republic since the general election of 27 August 1923 -- App. A.3 British general elections, 1918-92 -- App. A.4 Women elected to parliament in the UK and Germany at selected elections -- App. A.5 Expectation of life, at birth, by sex in the UK -- App. A.6 Population of the United Kingdom, in thousands -- App. A.7 Distribution of shareholding between categories of owner, 1963-89, in percentages -- App. A.8 Average gross domestic product per capita, in 1993, in the European Union, according to purchasing power, average = 100."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/365106009> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Britain since 1939 : progress and decline"@en ;
   schema:productID "30895757" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30895757#PublicationEvent/new_york_st_martin_s_press_1995> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/365106009#Agent/st_martin_s_press> ; # St. Martin's Press
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30895757#Review/321763803> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/hol052/94028906.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780312123994> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30895757> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/365106009#Agent/st_martin_s_press> # St. Martin's Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "St. Martin's Press" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> # Great Britain.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Great Britain." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919741> # Politics and government
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Politics and government"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919811> # Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/46775653> # David Childs
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1933" ;
   schema:familyName "Childs" ;
   schema:givenName "David" ;
   schema:name "David Childs" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780312123994>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "031212399X" ;
   schema:isbn "9780312123994" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30895757#Review/321763803>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30895757> ; # Britain since 1939 : progress and decline
   schema:reviewBody ""This wide-ranging book covers politics and the economy; education, foreign policy and defence; housing and living standards; immigration and racism; law and order; the media; the remarkable resilience of the monarchy; public opinion; the retreat from empire; religion's decline and the secularisation of society; women's changing role, and much more." "The book challenges many aspects of past policies and raises doubts about the wisdom of going to war in 1939. It traces Britain's decline from world power status to being just one of the larger members of the European Union. Comparisons are made with other countries especially Germany, France and Ireland. In fact, as Britain and Ireland are so closely intertwined, Irish developments are outlined over the same period. The book is based on a wide variety of sources, including the results from many years of interviewing numerous key figures."--BOOK JACKET." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.