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'One of the most relentlessly brilliant studies of twentieth-century Britain ... these young historians have found a marvellous theme and stuck to it. Theirs is the glory!' Professor Arthur Marwick, HistoryThe 1930s - remembered as the decade of dole queues and hunger marches, mass unemployment, the means test, and the rise of fascism - also saw the development of new industries, the growth of comfortable suburbia, and rising standards of living for many. In Britain in the Depression, the authors look behind the legends for an objective - and timely - reassessment, as Britain again struggles with the economic and spiritual ills of recession and unemployment.
Preface and AcknowledgementsIntroduction to the New Edition1. Myth and Reality: Britain in the 1930s2. The Dawn of Affluence3. The Hungry Thirties 4. The Problem of Unemployment5. The Impact of Unemployment6. The General Election of 19317. Politics and the People, 1931-58. The Communist Party9. The National Unemployed Workers' Movement10. Hunger Marches and Demonstrations11. The Fascist Challenge12. The Government and Public Order13. The General Election of 193514. The Revolution That Never Was15. Afterword: Back to the Thirties?NotesBibliography
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