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Aspects of British Political History 1914-1995.

Author: Stephen J Lee
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2005. ©2005
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Aspects of British Political History 1914-1995 examines all the major themes, personalities and issues of this important period in a clear and digestible form. It: * introduces fresh angles to long-studied topics * consolidates a great body of recent research * analyses views of different historians * offers an interpretive rather than narrative approach * gives concise treatment to complex issues * is directly  Read more...
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Lee, Stephen J.
Aspects of British Political History 1914-1995.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Lee
ISBN: 9780203991411 0203991419
OCLC Number: 1048570878
Description: 1 online resource (446 pages)
Contents: BOOK COVER --
HALF-TITLE --
TITLE --
COPYRIGHT --
DEDICATION --
CONTENTS --
ILLUSTRATIONS --
1 INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH POLITICAL HISTORY 1914-95 --
THE MAIN POLITICAL ISSUES 1914-1995 --
TWO KEY ISSUES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY --
Issue 1: British decline? --
Issue 2: British consensus? --
2 THE FIRST WORLD WAR AND ITS IMPACT --
THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR --
THE POLITICAL IMPACT --
THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACT --
3 THE DECLINE OF THE LIBERAL PARTY 1914-40 --
WERE THE LIBERALS IN DECLINE BEFORE 1914? --
THE IMPACT OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1918 --
CONTINUING DECLINE 1918-1939 --
4 THE 1924 LABOUR GOVERNMENT --
LABOUR IN OFFICE --
LABOUR'S ACHIEVEMENTS AT HOME IN 1924 --
LABOUR'S ACHIEVEMENTS ABROAD IN 1924 --
WHY WAS THE 1924 GOVERNMENT SO SHORT-LIVED? --
5 BALDWIN AND THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY BETWEEN THE WARS --
WHY DID THE CONSERVATIVES DOMINATE THE INTER-WAR PERIOD? --
HOW EFFECTIVE WERE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENTS BETWEEN THE WARS? --
CONCLUSION --
6 THE GENERAL STRIKE --
THE REASONS FOR THE GENERAL STRIKE --
CONTEMPORARY VIEWS OF THE GENERAL STRIKE --
REASONS FOR THE DEFEAT OF THE GENERAL STRIKE --
THE EFFECTS OF THE GENERAL STRIKE --
7 THE FIRST CRISIS OF LABOUR 1929-39 --
MACDONALD'S HANDLING OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE 1931 CRISIS --
COMMENTS ON MACDONALD'S HANDLING OF THE 1931 CRISIS --
THE IMPACT OF THE CRISIS ON LABOUR AFTER 1931 --
8 THE ECONOMY, UNEMPLOYMENT AND GOVERNMENT POLICY BETWEEN THE WARS --
ECONOMIC CHANGES IN PERSPECTIVE 1919-39 --
CHANGES TO THE ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE --
UNEMPLOYMENT BETWEEN THE WARS --
GOVERNMENT POLICY TOWARDS THE ECONOMY AND UNEMPLOYMENT --
THE DEVIL'S DECADE? --
9 VERSAILLES, FOREIGN POLICY AND COLLECTIVE SECURITY 1918-33 --
BRITAIN AND THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES --
THE BRITISH POSITION AND COLLECTIVE SECURITY --
BRITAIN AND SOVIET RUSSIA --
CONCLUSION --
10 FOREIGN POLICY AND APPEASEMENT 1933-9. THE ORIGINS OF APPEASEMENT --
THREE EXAMPLES OF BRITISH APPEASEMENT IN ACTION --
A DEFENCE OF CHAMBERLAIN'S POLICY AT MUNICH --
A CRITICISM OF CHAMBERLAIN'S POLICY AT MUNICH --
THE IMPLICATIONS OF CHAMBERLAIN'S POLICY AT MUNICH --
1939: CHANGE FROM OR CONTINUITY WITH 1938? --
11 THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND ITS IMPACT --
BRITAIN'S MILITARY ROLE IN THE WAR --
THE POLITICAL IMPACT OF THE WAR --
THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE WAR --
12 THE LABOUR GOVERNMENT 1945-51 --
THE 1945 GENERAL ELECTION --
LABOUR'S ECONOMIC POLICIES 1945-51 --
LABOUR'S SOCIAL REFORMS 1945-51 --
THE 1950 AND 1951 GENERAL ELECTIONS --
13 THE CONSERVATIVE DECADE --
CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY 1951-60 --
CONSERVATIVE DECLINE 1961-4 --
COMMENTS ON CONSERVATIVE POLICIES 1951-64 --
THE 1964 GENERAL ELECTION --
14 YEARS OF REFORM AND CRISIS 1964-79 --
YEARS OF REFORM? --
YEARS OF CRISIS --
BREAKING THE CONSENSUS? --
THE 1979 GENERAL ELECTION --
15 THATCHERISM AND AFTER, 1979-95 --
THE MEANING AND MOMENTUM OF THATCHERISM --
THE THATCHER ACHIEVEMENT: A REVOLUTION? --
CONSERVATISM AFTER MRS THATCHER --
16 THE SECOND CRISIS OF LABOUR 1979-92 --
THE SHORT-CUT TO DECLINE --
THE LONG, HARD ROAD TO RECOVERY --
THE CRISIS RESOLVED? --
17 FOREIGN POLICY AND DEFENCE 1945-70 --
1945-56: BRITAIN AS A WORLD POWER? --
THE SUEZ CRISIS (1956) AND ITS IMPACT --
BRITAIN'S CHANGING WORLD ROLE 1956-70 --
18 FOREIGN POLICY AND DEFENCE 1970-95 --
THE 1970S --
MRS THATCHER'S PREMIERSHIP 1979-90 --
THE 1990S --
19 BRITAIN AND EUROPE SINCE 1945 --
REMAINING ALOOF 1945-60 --
SEEKING INVOLVEMENT --
FIGHTING A CORNER OR FINDING AN IDENTITY? --
20 THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY --
DEVELOPMENTS BETWEEN THE WARS --
DEVELOPMENTS SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR --
THE MODERN COMMON WEALTH --
CONCLUSION --
21 THE IRISH ISSUE 1914-96 --
REVOLUTION AND INDEPENDENCE 1914-22. DIVERGENT DEVELOPMENTS: SOUTH AND NORTH 1922-68 --
NORTHERN IRELAND IN CRISIS 1968-94 --
ATTEMPTS AT RESOLUTION SINCE 1968 --
CONCLUSION --
22 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN --
THE GROWTH OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES 1914-45 --
THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND AFTER --
WOMEN'S RIGHTS SINCE THE 1960S --
UNFINISHED BUSINESS? --
23 IMMIGRATION, RACE RELATIONS AND THE PLURAL SOCIETY --
IMMIGRATION AND GOVERNMENT POLICY --
INTEGRATION INTO BRITISH SOCIETY --
PLURALISM AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES --
24 PRIMARY SOURCES FOR BRITISH POLITICAL HISTORY 1914-95 --
DIARIES, MEMOIRS AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES --
OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS --
SPEECHES --
CARTOONS --
NEWSPAPERS --
STATISTICS --
NOVELS --
CONCLUSION --
NOTES --
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY --
GENERAL WORKS --
1914-45 --
1945-95 --
POLITICAL PARTIES --
LEADING POLITICAL FIGURES --
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTS --
TRADE UNIONS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS --
EXTERNAL RELATIONS --
INDEX.

Abstract:

Aspects of British Political History 1914-1995 examines all the major themes, personalities and issues of this important period in a clear and digestible form. It: * introduces fresh angles to long-studied topics * consolidates a great body of recent research * analyses views of different historians * offers an interpretive rather than narrative approach * gives concise treatment to complex issues * is directly relevant to student questions and courses * is carefully organised to reflect the way teachers tackle these courses * is illustrated with helpful maps, charts, illustrations and photographs.

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