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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
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"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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"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 position as an imperial power. Drawing extensively upon the new historical scholarship of the 1980s and 1990s, John Davis presents an original analysis of political change in a crucial period of Britain's recent past."--Jacket.

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