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A history of Britain, 1885-1939

Author: John Davis
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Series: British studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The period between 1885 and 1939 was a pivotal half-century in British history in which the Victorian political system yielded to a system far more recognisably modern in response to popular pressure for social reform and the implications of global superpower status."--BOOK JACKET. "Dr. Davis relates these political developments to the background of social and economic change and to the consequences of Britain's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Davis
ISBN: 0312220332 9780312220334 0312220340 9780312220341 0333420624 9780333420621
OCLC Number: 39739710
Description: x, 300 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A Liberal State --
1. Liberal Disintegration --
2. Unionist Ascendancy --
3. Tariff Reform --
4. Liberalism and Welfare --
5. Transformation by War --
6. Losing the Peace: Coalition Politics, 1918-22 --
7. Three-Party Politics, 1922-31 --
8. The Thirties --
Conclusion: A Conservative State?
Series Title: British studies series.
Responsibility: John Davis.


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