IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES

9781786634061

The Northern Question

by
  • ISBN13:

    9781786634061

  • ISBN10:

    1786634066

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-10-06
  • Publisher: Verso Books

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $29.95 Save up to $4.49
  • Rent Book $25.46
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE
    USUALLY SHIPS IN 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS
    *This item is part of an exclusive publisher rental program and requires an additional convenience fee. This fee will be reflected in the shopping cart.

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

Summary

A history of the UK’s regional inequalities, and why they matter

Britain has scarcely begun to come to terms with its recent upheavals, from the crisis over Brexit to the collapse of Labour’s “red wall.” What can explain such momentous shifts?

In this essential work, Tom Hazeldine excavates the history of a divided country: North and South, industry versus finance, Whitehall and the left-behind. Only by fully registering these deep-seated tensions, he argues, can we make sense of the present moment.

Hazeldine tracks the North-South divide over the longue durée, from the formation of an English state rooted in London and the south-east; the Industrial Revolution and the rise of provincial trade unions and the Labour party; the dashed hopes for regional economic renewal in the post-war years; the sharply contrasting fates of northern manufacturing and the City of London under Thatcher and New Labour; to the continuing repercussions of financial crisis and austerity.

The Northern Question is set to transform our understanding of the politics of Westminster—its purpose, according to Hazeldine, to stand English history on its head.

Author Biography


Tom Hazeldine was born in Manchester in 1982. He studied at the University of York and Northwestern University, Illinois, and is now an editor at New Left Review. He lives in London.

Rewards Program

Write a Review