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1938: modern Britain : social change and visions of the future

Author: Michael John Law
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael John Law
ISBN: 9781474285001 1474285007 9781474285018 1474285015
OCLC Number: 1019825086
Description: vii, 189 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Partial history --
2 Representations of modern life in 1938 --
3 Glasgow's empire exhibition --
4 Big-screen televisions and push-button radios --
5 The Adelphi building --
6 Picture Post --
the modernity of everyday life --
7 Cars, coaches and charabancs at the Prospect Inn --
8 Britain's new airports --
9 Conclusion.
Responsibility: Michael John Law.

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John Law's engaging and richly textured 1938 challenges us to consider what the future used to look like - and, in doing so, opens up new ways of thinking about 1930s Britain. Drawing this remarkable Read more...

 
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