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  • ISBN: 9780226319711
  • ISBN10: 0226319717

Britain in Transition the Twentieth Century

by Alfred F. Havighurst

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 4
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1985
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Description: List of Maps List of Tables Preface 1. 1900 - Beginnings The Death of Victoria Uncertain Imperialism: The South African War Challenge to Laissez-Faire Transitions in Politics "The New Search for Reality" At the Turn of the Century 2. 1900-14 - Edwardian England The Great Debate Economic Recovery The Condition of the People 3. 1901-06 - Conservatism in Decline The South African War in Politics Challenging "the Favor of Destiny" The General Election of 1906 4. 1906-14 - The New Liberalism The Campbell-Bannerman Cabinet Lords vs. Commons The Lords' Last Stand and Surrender 1910-1914 - "Domestic Anarchy" On the Eve of War 5. 1914-18 - The Great War The Advent of War From Asquith to Lloyd George Wartime Controls The National Mind The Balance Sheet 6. 1918-24 - Aftermath of War The Election of 1918 The National Temper Abortive Reconstruction Clash of Interests and Ideologies Postwar Politics under Lloyd George Three Elections in Three Years 7. 1924-31 - The Quest for Tranquility "Baldwinism" The General Strike of 1926 Unsolved Issues The Conservative Record, 1927-29 The Second Labor Government Financial Crisis or Tory Ramp? 8. 1931-39 - A Sea of Troubles In the Wilderness National Government: "Safety and the Union Jack" Balwin and Foreign Policy, 1935 A Year of Crisis, 1936 Political Ideology and Social Thought Prologue to War 9. 1939-45 - World War II "The Phony War" The Battle of Britain The Spreading Conflict The End of the Beginning "A People's War" and "A People's Peace" From Casablanca to Normandy "Triumph and Tragedy" 10. 1945-51 - Socialist Britain and Welfare State The "Revolution" of 1945 The Pattern of Reconstruction British Power at Home and Abroad, 1945-47 Commonwealth and Empire Economics and Diplomacy, 1947-49 "How Have They Done?" The Path of Politics, 1949-50 Stalemate and the Election of 1951 11. 1951-64 - An Age of Affluence? An Age of Illusion? Thirteen Wasted Years? From Churchill to Eden, 1951-55 External Affairs, 1951-56 New Leadership: Gaitskell and Macmillan The Economy, 1955-61: A Delicate Balance The Commonwealth: Winds of Change, 1956-64 "Supermac" and Conservative Fadeout, 1961-64 12. 1964-70 - Labor and the Burdens of Power The Labor Government, 1964-66 1966: The Make or Break Year for Labor World Policy, 1965-70 1969: "In Place of Strife": A New Code of Industrial Relations? General Election, June 1970 13. 1970-79 - A Challenge to Britain The Heath Administration, 1970-74 Two Elections in Eight Months The Social Contract, 1974-76 External Affairs, 1974-79 Labor Leadership: Wilson to Callaghan The General Election, May 1979 14. 1979-83 - Current Events--The Thatcher Years A Watershed Election? The Commonwealth, 1979-83 The Economy and Politics, 1980-81 1982: The Economy, Politics, Falkland Islands Crisis The General Election, June 1983 15. 1945-83 - A Society in Motion Land and People Government by Queen, Lords, and Commons The Welfare State Popular Culture Whither Britain? Select Bibliography Index
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