A History of England, Volume 2: 1688 to the Present, Vol. II

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  • Copyright: 2008-09-26
  • Publisher: Routledge
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For two-semester, junior/senior-level courses in the History of England.Volume IImay be used for a one-semester course in Modern England. This two-volume broad, narrative account of English history-from the first settlers in the Paleolithic Age to the present day-draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research to illuminate the full range of England's social, economic, cultural, and political past, and focuses onhowandwhyevents occurred.

Table of Contents

War and Society
The War of the League of Augsburg
The Financial Revolution
The Politics of War and Peace
The War of the Spanish Succession
The Politics of Victory
The New World of Trade
The Social Pyramid
The Augustan Age
Marriage, Courtship, and the Family
The Act of Union with Scotland
The Treaty of Utrecht
The Hanoverian Succession
Further Reading
An Age Of Stability: 1714-1760
The Achievement of Political Stability
The Winning of an Empire
The Search for an Ordered Culture
The People and Their Rulers
Further Reading
The Economic, And Social Transformation Of England: 1761-1815
More People and More Food
The Industrial Revolution
Further Reading
The Intellectual Transformation
The Church of England
The Awakening of Dissent
Evangelicalism in the Church of England
The Oxford Movement
The Spirit of Rationalism
Further Reading
Politics In The Reign Of George III
George III's Political Apprenticeship: 1760-1770
The American Revolution: 1770-1783
The Political Crisis of 1782-1784
The Ascendancy of Pitt the Younger: 1784-1806
Royal Maladies and Royal Decline
Further Reading
Diplomacy and War In The Age Of Revolution
The French Revolutionary Wars
Castlereagh and the Reconstruction of Europe
The Foreign Policy of George Canning
Lord Palmerston at the Foreign Office
The Crimean War
Further Reading
Conservatism, Liberalism, and Reform
Conservative Toryism
Liberal Toryism
The Reform Act of 1832
Chartism and the Anti-Corn Law League
The Beginnings of a Welfare State
Further Reading
An Age Of Prosperity
The Crystal Palace: Mid-Victorian Cornucopia
The Pursuit of Comfort: Victorian Society
The Victorian Social Consensus
The Formation of the Liberal Party
The Reform Act of 1867
Disraeli versus Gladstone
Further Reading
The Conquests of Science
Religion and Doubt
Morals and Mores
Tastes and Moods
Further Reading
The British Empire
Pax Britannica
The Self-governing Dominions
India and Beyond
The Scramble for Africa
Imperialism and Empire
Further Reading
An Age Of Crisis: 1873-1914
A Flagging Colossus
The Impoverished
The Emergence of Labor
Seventeen Years of Conservative Rule
The Liberals' Chance
Women, Workers, and Tories
Further Reading
Britain And World War I
Why England Went to War
A Confusion of Strategies: 1914-1915
The Home Front
The Western Front: 1916-1918
The Coupon Election and the Peace of Versailles
The Irish War of Independence: 1916-1921
Further Reading
Britain Between The Wars
The Economy
Unemployment, Poverty, and Inequality
The Rise of Labour and the Decline of the Liberals
The Ascendant Tories
Progress and Disillusionment
Further Reading
Britain And World War II
The Coming of War
The Battle for Survival
The Mediterranean Strategy
War in the Far-Flung Empire
Liberated, Germany Defeated
The Citizens' War
The Impact of War
Further Reading
Life In Socialist Britain
Technology and Wealth
Freedom and Authority
Equality and Inequality
Truth and Beauty
The Poor Will Always Be with Us
The Contented and Angry 1950s, The Swinging 1960s
The Winter of Our Discontent
Further Reading
Socialist Britain: 1945-2007
The Commitment to Socialism: 1945-1951
Years of Affluence and Tory Rule: 1951-1964
The Collapse of the Empire
The Wilson Era and the Problem of Inflation
Edward Heath at the Helm: 1970-1974
Wilson and Callaghan: 1974-1979
Margaret Thatcher's Eleven-Year Rule
The Fall of the Iron Lady
Blatcherism: Blair in Power
Further Reading
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