A Companion to Early Twentieth-Century Britain

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Chris Wrigley
Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 608 pages
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This Companion brings together 32 new essays by leading historians to provide a reassessment of British history in the early twentieth century. The contributors present lucid introductions to the literature and debates on major aspects of the political, social and economic history of Britain between 1900 and 1939.
  • Examines controversial issues over the social impact of the First World War, especially on women
  • Provides substantial coverage of changes in Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as in England
  • Includes a substantial bibliography, which will be a valuable guide to secondary sources

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Chris Wrigley was formerly the Head of the School of History and Art History and is Professor of Modern British History at Nottingham University. He has been President of the Historical Association (1996–9), Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society and Chair of the Society for the Study of Labour History. He was awarded an Honorary Litt.D. by the University of East Anglia in 1998. He was also editor of The Historian from 1993 to 1998. His previous books include David Lloyd George and the British Labour Movement (1976), Arthur Henderson (1990), Lloyd George and the Challenge of Labour (1990) and Lloyd George (1992).

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