Modern Britain focuses on two major periods of British history; the interwar period, and postwar Britain. The authors compare and contrast developments in the two periods, dealing with the themes of:
* growth and welfare
* industry
* labour
* social policy
* the economy
Combining a narrative with a conceptual and analytic approach,Modern Britain provides an end-of-century review of progress and decline and an essential background to current polemics and major issues of concern. Clearly structured and written, this is an invaluable textbook for students of twentieth century British history.

chapter Chapter 1|11 pages


part I|153 pages

Interwar Britain

chapter Chapter 2|21 pages

Growth and living standards

chapter Chapter 3|17 pages

Society and politics

chapter Chapter 4|32 pages

Industrial development

chapter Chapter 5|26 pages

Unemployment and the labour market

chapter Chapter 6|14 pages

Britain and the international economy

chapter Chapter 7|17 pages

Economic policy

chapter Chapter 8|24 pages

Britain at war

part II|161 pages

Postwar Britain

chapter Chapter 9|19 pages

Social and political development

chapter Chapter 10|28 pages

Growth and welfare

chapter Chapter 11|25 pages

Britain in the world economy

chapter Chapter 12|36 pages

Industrial development

chapter Chapter 13|27 pages

The labour market

chapter Chapter 14|24 pages

Economic policy