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