A History of Modern Britain

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033051329X

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 3728

A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are doing, but find themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turn out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted. Throughout, Britain is a country on the edge - first of invasion, then of bankruptcy, then on the vulnerable front line of the Cold War and later in the forefront of the great opening up of capital and migration now reshaping the world. This history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, Sixties anarchists, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher's wonderful good luck, political lies and the true heroes of British theatre.

A History of Modern Britain

1714 to the Present

Author: Ellis Wasson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111886901X

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 6146

Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Britain: 1714 to the Present provides a comprehensive survey of the social, political, economic and cultural history of Great Britain from the Hanoverian succession to the present day. Places Britain in a global context, charting the rise and fall of the British empire and the influence of imperialism on the social, economic, and political developments of the home country Includes revised sections on imperialism and the industrial revolution that have been updated to reflect recent scholarship, a more reflective view on New Labour since its demise, and an all new section on the performance of the Conservative – Lib/Dem coalition that came into office in 2010 Features illustrations, maps, an up-to-date bibliography, a full list of Prime Ministers, a genealogy of the royal family, and a comprehensive glossary explaining uniquely British terms, acronyms, and famous figures Spans topics as diverse as the slave trade, the novels of Charles Dickens, the Irish Potato Famine, the legalization of homosexuality, coalmines in South Wales, Antarctic exploration, and the invention of the computer Includes extensive reference to historiography

A History of 20th Century Britain

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447219082

Category: Political Science

Page: 1100

View: 5361

Between the death of Queen Victoria and the turn of the Millennium, Britain has been utterly transformed by an extraordinary century of war and peace. A History of 20th Century Britain collects together for the first time Andrew Marr's two bestselling volumes A History of Modern Britain and The Making of Modern Britain. Together, they tell the story of how the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire only to stumble into a series of monumental upheavals, from World Wars to Cold Wars and everything in between. In each decade, political leaders thought they knew what they were doing, but found themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turned out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted. This wonderfully entertaining history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with the riotous colour of an extraordinary century: a century of trenches, flappers and Spitfires; of comedy, punks, Margaret Thatcher’s wonderful good luck, and the triumph of shopping over idealism.

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain

Author: Roderick Floud,Jane Humphries,Paul Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107038456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 514

View: 9059

A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain since industrialisation. Leading historians and economists examine the foundational importance of economic life in modern Britain as well as the close interconnections between economic, social, political and cultural change. Each chapter provides a clear guide to the major controversies in the field and students are shown how to connect historical evidence with economic theory and how to apply quantitative methods. Volume 1, on 1700-1870, offers new approaches to classic issues such as the causes and consequences of industrialisation, the role of institutions and the state, and the transition from an organic to an inorganic economy, as well as introducing new issues such as globalisation, convergence and divergence, the role of science, technology and invention, and the growth of consumerism. Throughout the volume, British experience is set within an international context and its performance benchmarked against its global competitors.

The History of Modern Britain

From 1900 to the Present Day

Author: R. G. Grant

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781847327062

Category: Great Britain

Page: 418

View: 8567

This reference work traces the course of Britain's history from the death of Queen Victoria at the beginning of the 20th century, through two World Wars, to the explosion of creativity and youth culture in the 1950s and 1960s, and right up to the General Election in 2010.

Time for Change

Wie ich meiner Tochter die Wirtschaft erkläre

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446445250

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 3109

In "Time for Change" entfaltet Yanis Varoufakis die Grundlagen seines Denkens – indem er seiner Tochter in allgemeinverständlicher Sprache die Welt der Wirtschaft erklärt. Behutsam, Schritt für Schritt und doch voller Leidenschaft bringt er ihr und uns seine kritische Perspektive auf die europäische Finanzpolitik nahe.

A History of the Modern British Isles, 1914-1999

Circumstances, Events and Outcomes

Author: Arthur Marwick

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631195221

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 7373

This book presents a "total history" of the British Isles from the outbreak of the First World War through to the late 1990s. Written by one of the pioneers of twentieth-century history, the volume offers readers a multi-layered narrative combining social, economic, cultural and political perspectives on this era of significant and rapid change. The author describes the "big events" that dominated British politics through the twentieth-century. He gives due weight to developments outside England in Scotland and Wales, and provides substantial coverage of the Irish question, highlighting the extent to which Ireland has been a preoccupation throughout the period. Alongside this narrative, Professor Marwick explains the underlying forces operating at each stage, linking these long-term "circumstances" to the political decisions of the time. This dual approach allows for penetrating analysis and reflection, helping to create for the reader a full picture of British life in the period. For instance, the book offers not only a discussion of the politics of the First and Second World Wars, but also an analysis of the economic and ideological repercussions of the wars and their consequences for British society at large. The volume also covers themes such as the cultural revolution, women's and gay liberation, economic recession and recovery, and social change in the 1990s. Professor Marwick writes in an engaging way, suitable for general readers and students. Throughout he emphasizes the "reflexive quality" of the book, inviting readers to reflect on the nature of historical study and to participate actively in the historical enquiry.

A History of Modern British Adult Education

Author: Roger Fieldhouse

Publisher: National Inst of Adult Continuing

ISBN: 9781872941660

Category: Education

Page: 454

View: 548

The purpose of this book is: to set the historical development of British adult education in its wider policy and ideological context; to examine its various forms and formulations; and to identify what purpose or purposes it has served. The 16 chapters are as follows: "Historical and Political Context" (Roger Fieldhouse); "The Nineteenth Century" (Roger Fieldhouse); "An Overview of British Adult Education in the Twentieth Century" (Roger Fieldhouse); "The Local Education Authorities and Adult Education" (Roger Fieldhouse); "Community Education: The Dialectics of Development" (Ian Martin); "Literacy and Adult Basic Education" (Mary Hamilton); "The Workers' Educational Association" (Roger Fieldhouse); "University Adult Education" (Roger Fieldhouse); "Residential Colleges and Non-Residential Settlements and Centres" (Walter Drews, Roger Fieldhouse); "Independent Working Class Education and Trade Union Education and Training" (John McIlroy); "The Open University" (Naomi Sargant); "Adult Education Auxiliaries and Informal Learning" (Peter Baynes, Harold Marks); "Learning for Work: Vocational Education and Training" (John Field); "Broadcasting and Adult Education" (Brian Groombridge); "Women and Adult Education" (Roseanne Benn); and "British Adult Education: Past, Present, and Future" (Roger Fieldhouse). The book contains 1,035 references, notes on contributors, and an index. (YLB)

The Neurologists

A History of a Medical Specialty in Modern Britain, c.17892000

Author: Stephen T. Casper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526112582

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 9881

The neurologists describes how Victorian physicians located in a medical culture that privileged general knowledge over narrow specialism came to be transformed into the specialised physicians we now call neurologists. Relying entirely upon hitherto unseen primary sources drawn from archives across Britain, Europe and North America, this book analyses the emergence of neurology in the context of the development of modern medicine in Britain. The neurologists thus surveys the patterns of change and modernisation that influenced British medical culture throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In so doing, it ultimately seeks an account of how neurological knowledge acquired such an expansive view of human nature as to become concerned in the last decades of the twentieth century with the human sciences, philosophy, art and literature.

A History of the Modern British Isles, 1603-1707

The Double Crown

Author: David Lawrence Smith

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631194026

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 9953

This is a survey of a seminal and intensely controversial period in British history, from the union of the Crowns of England and Scotland in 1603 to the union of the Kingdoms in 1707. The book explores the intersecting histories of the Stuart monarchies and considers how events in each nation were shaped by being part of a multiple kingdom as well as by their own internal dynamics. Throughout, special attention is given to the personalities and political style of successive rulers. Their role in precipitating two revolutions is examined against the background of longer term constitutional, religious and social themes. In particular, the parallels between James I and Charles II, and between Charles I and James II, are clearly drawn out.

An Economic History of Modern Britain: Volume 3

Machines and National Rivalries (1887-1914) with an Epilogue (1914-1929)

Author: John Clapham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521101080

Category: History

Page: 596

View: 4571

When the first volume of this work was published, The Times welcomed the book and the project in these words: Here - almost for the first time - we have a picture of normal society in a past age in the same fullness of detail as we can picture our own age. It is the beginning of what we have never had before, a history of the English people. With this third volume, Professor Clapham completes the work, bringing the story down to 1929. Particular topics dealt with include the place and development of agriculture in the industrial state; rapid changes and new growths in industry; the spread of the ideas of limited liability; amalgamation and co-operation; changes in commercial organisation; communications, including road transport, air development, the Post Office and wireless; and the economic activities of the state.

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: Volume 1, Industrialisation, 1700–1870

Author: Roderick Floud,Jane Humphries,Paul Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316061159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 4019

A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain since industrialization. Combining the expertise of more than thirty leading historians and economists, Volume 1 tracks Britain's economic history in the period ranging from 1700 to 1870 from industrialisation to global trade and empire. Each chapter provides a clear guide to the major controversies in the field and students are shown how to connect historical evidence with economic theory and apply quantitative methods. New approaches are proposed to classic issues such as the causes and consequences of industrialisation, the role of institutions and the state, and the transition from an organic to an inorganic economy, as well as introducing new issues such as globalisation, convergence and divergence, the role of science, technology and invention, and the growth of consumerism. Throughout the volume, British experience is set within an international context and its performance benchmarked against its global competitors.

A History of the Modern British Ghost Story

Author: S. Hay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230316832

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

View: 1821

Ghost stories are always in conversation with novelistic modes with which they are contemporary. This book examines examples from Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Henry James and Rudyard Kipling, amongst others, to the end of the twentieth century, looking at how they address empire, class, property, history and trauma.

My Trade

A Short History of British Journalism

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033047619X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 7023

How do you decide what is a 'story' and what isn't? What does a newspaper editor actually do all day? How do hacks get their scoops? How do the TV stations choose their news bulletins? How do you persuade people to say those awful, embarassing things? Who earns what? How do journalists manage to look in the mirror after the way they sometimes behave? The purpose of this insider's account is to provide an answer to all these questions and more. Andrew Marr's brilliant, and brilliantly funny, book is a guide to those of us who read newspapers, or who listen to and watch news bulletins but want to know more. Andrew Marr tells the story of modern journalism through his own experience. This is an extremely readable and utterly unique modern social history of British journalism, with all its odd glamour, smashed hopes and future possibility.

Making Youth: A History of Youth in Modern Britain

Author: Melanie Tebbutt

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780230243101

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8290

This new study explores how British youth was made, and how it made itself, over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Urbanisation and industrialisation brought challenges that altered how young people were both perceived and understood. As adults found it difficult to comprehend the rapidity of societal change, focus on the young intensified, and they became a symbol of uncertainty about the future. Highlighting both change and striking continuity, Melanie Tebbutt traces the origins and development of key themes and debates in the history of modern British youth. Current issues such as the ageing of western societies, high levels of youth unemployment and the potential for social and political unrest make this a timely study.

An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain, Or, 60 Years of Making the Same Stupid Mistakes as Always

Author: John O'Farrell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552775460

Category: Great Britain

Page: 508

View: 8228

Following his hugely popular account of the previous 2000 years, John O'Farrell now comes bang up to date with a hilarious modern history asking 'How the hell did we end up here?' An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain informs, elucidates and laughs at all the bizarre events, ridiculous characters and stupid decisions that have shaped Britain's story since 1945; leaving the Twenty-First Century reader feeling fantastically smug for having the benefit of hindsight.

Sources and Debates in Modern British History

1714 to the Present

Author: Ellis Wasson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444333720

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 6069

Designed to complement the author′s A History of ModernBritain, this collection of primary sources illuminates andaugments the study of modern Britain with coverage of political,imperial, and economic history as well as class and cultural issues Features a broad range of documents, in a well–structured andeasy–to–use format, including important, well–known documents andlesser–known excerpts from memoirs and private correspondence Provides up–to–date, balanced coverage of political, imperial,social, economic, and cultural history with over 180 documents Offers a thorough rendering of social class and nationalidentity, including coverage of changes in British society over thelast 20 years Includes discussion questions for each document, as well aslists of historical debates and extensive bibliographies of bothon–line and traditional sources for students′ further research