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Britain since 1945

Author: Nigel Smith
Publisher: Hove : Wayland, 1990.
Series: Witness history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taken from a series which examines historical topics through a mixture of narrative and analysis of the key issues involved, this book looks at Britain since 1945. From Beveridge to the Green Party,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Smith
ISBN: 1852108304 9781852108304
OCLC Number: 20263388
Notes: Includes index.
Description: [64] pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1 War and victory: the Second World War 1939-45. Part 2 Facing the future: Labour in power 1945-51; a time of austerity; public ownership; cradle to grave - the welfare state; the cold war. Part 3 Conservative government: the Conservatives govern 1951-64; the Suez crisis; retreat from empire; the growth of prosperity. Part 4 Labour under Wilson: the Labour government 1964-70; the Rhodesian crisis; education - the end of selection; the swinging sixties; Labour's studies for economic stability; race and immigration. Part 5 From Heath to Thatcher: Britain in the seventies; into Europe; trade unions in the 1970s; women - the campaign for equal rights; Northern Ireland - violence and division. Part 6 The eighties: Mrs Thatcher's revolution; defence - the nuclear debate; rolling back the state. Leading figures. Important dates.
Series Title: Witness history series.
Responsibility: Nigel Smith.

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