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Empire, State and Society assesses the external and internal forces behind Britains transformation from global superpower to its current position in the twenty-first century. The authors provide an accessible and balanced introduction, which is thoughtfully organized for ease of use for both students and teachers. Offers a crucial comparative dimension which sets the experience of Britain alongside that of twenty-first-century superpower, the United States of America Draws on recent scholarship to provide a highly current perspective Organised to allow professors to assign readings with more or less depth as student abilities and course lengths allow Written in a style that is wholly accessible and exciting for undergraduates in both the US and the UK

Author Biography

Jamie L. Bronstein is Professor of History at New Mexico State University. She is the author of three books: Land Reform and Working-Class Experience in Britain and the United States, 1800-1862 (1999), Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured Workers in Nineteenth-Century Britain (2008), and Transatlantic Radical: John Francis Bray (2009). Andrew T. Harris is Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Bridgewater State University. He is the author of Policing the City: Crime and Legal Authority in London, 1780-1840 (2004).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Britain to 1830p. 4
Universal Suffrage and No Surrender: Politics at Home and Abroad, 1830-1867p. 30
Dark Satanic Mills? Economic and Social Change, 1830-1867p. 52
Utilitarians, Evangelicals, and Empire: Intellectual and Cultural Developments, 1830-1867p. 70
Democracy and Empire: Politics, 1867-1910p. 91
The Decline of the Aristocracy: Economic and Social Change, 1867-1910p. 110
Faith and Doubt? Cultural Change, 1867-1910p. 125
In Flanders Fields: Britain and the Great War, 1910-1918p. 147
Nationalism and Depression: Politics, Economics, and Social Change, 1919-1939p. 168
Culture and Ideas between the Wars, 1919-1939p. 191
London Burning: Britain in the Second World Warp. 206
Winds of Change: Politics, 1945-1979p. 222
Building a Welfare State: Society and the Economy, 1945-1979p. 242
Meet the Beatles: Cultural and Intellectual Developments, 1945-1979p. 259
From Rule Britannia to Cool Britannia: Politics, 1979-2007p. 277
Whither Britain? Society and Culture since 1979p. 296
Appendix: Reigns and Ministries since 1830p. 312
Bibliographyp. 315
Indexp. 330
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