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The culture of secrecy : Britain, 1832-1998 / monograph.

Author: David Vincent
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive study of the closure of communication in modern British history, right up to 1998. The text seeks to understand why secrets have been kept, and how the systems of control have been  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Vincent
ISBN: 0198203071 9780198203070
OCLC Number: 862142931
Notes: Published by Oxford University Press 1998. Reprinted 2008.
Description: xii, 364 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Bibliography ; Index ; 1. The Problem of Secrecy ; 2. Honourable Secrecy 1832-1870 ; 3. The Road to Regulation, 1870-1911 ; 4. Public Knowledge, 1911-1945 ; 5. Citizenship and Secrecy, 1945-1972 ; 6. Secrecy and Reform, 1972-1989 ; 7. The British Way ; Afterword
Responsibility: David Vincent.
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