Empire, State and Society: Britain Since 1830

Empire, State and Society: Britain Since 1830

By: Andrew T. Harris (author), Jamie L. Bronstein (author)Paperback

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Empire, State, and Society assesses the external and internal forces behind Britain's 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

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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 at Bridgewater State University. He is the author of Policing the City: Crime and Legal Authority in London, 1780-1840 (2004).


List of Illustrations vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1 Britain to 1830 4 2 Universal Suffrage and No Surrender: Politics at Home and Abroad, 1830 1867 30 3 Dark Satanic Mills? Economic and Social Change, 1830 1867 52 4 Utilitarians, Evangelicals, and Empire: Intellectual and Cultural Developments, 1830 1867 70 5 Democracy and Empire: Politics, 1867 1910 91 6 The Decline of the Aristocracy: Economic and Social Change, 1867 1910 110 7 Faith and Doubt? Cultural Change, 1867 1910 125 8 In Flanders Fields: Britain and the Great War, 1910 1918 147 9 Nationalism and Depression: Politics, Economics, and Social Change, 1919 1939 168 10 Culture and Ideas between the Wars, 1919 1939 191 11 London Burning: Britain in the Second WorldWar 206 12 Winds of Change: Politics, 1945 1979 222 13 Building a Welfare State: Society and the Economy, 1945 1979 242 14 Meet the Beatles: Cultural and Intellectual Developments, 1945 1979 259 15 From Rule Britannia to Cool Britannia: Politics, 1979 2007 277 16 Whither Britain? Society and Culture since 1979 296 Appendix: Reigns and Ministries since 1830 312 Bibliography 315 Index 330

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781405181808
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781405181808
  • weight: 548
  • ISBN10: 140518180X

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