A History of the Peoples of the British Isles, Volume 3

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The three volumes of A History of the Peoples of the British Islesweave together the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and their peoples. The authors trace the course of social, economic, cultural and political history from prehistoric times to the present, analyzing the relationships, differences and similarities of the four areas. Presenting a wealth of material on themes such as women's history, the family, religion, intellectual history, society, politics, and the arts, these volumes are an important resource for all students of the political and cultural heritage of the British Isles.
Volume III deals with the 'long twentieth century'. Its main themes are:
* the contraction of British industrial power and the shift to a service-based economy
* the decline of Victorianism and the rise of Modernism
* the climax of class society between the wars and the blurring of class lines after the 1960s
* the impact of two world wars
* the decline of British power and the Empire
* the partition of Ireland
* the devolution of power to Wales and Scotland.
 

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Contents

Crisis of Confidence 18701914
23
Revival on the Celtic Fringe
43
Politics and the State 18671914
61
Empire and Diplomacy in the Age of Imperialism 18701914
85
An Age of Total War 19141945
107
Ireland Leaves the Union 19141923
133
Economy Society and Culture Between the Wars 19191939
149
Politics Power and the Coming of War 19191939
171
Britain in the Postwar World 19452000
215
Politics and Foreign Relations 19451970
241
The Celtic Countries 19451980
265
Thatchers Britain 19701990
285
Britain from the 1990s to the Millennium
309
Appendixes
323
Index
329
Copyright

Britain and World War II
193

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