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Palgrave Macmillan

Mastering Modern British History

ISBN 9780230205567
Publication Date August 2009
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Master Series

For individual or classroom study, this revised 4th edition, brings British history up-to-date with new content on Britain under New Labour since 1997. Taking into account latest research and interpretations, the commentary is informative and enjoyable; the source material stimulating and enlightening.

NORMAN LOWE has had many years experience of teaching history at all levels in school and colleges. He is the author of Mastering Modern World History and Mastering Twentieth-Century Russian History.

Britain Under the Tories 1815-30
Foreign Affairs 1815-30
Parliament and the Great Reform Act of 1832
Whig Reforms and Failures 1833-41
Sir Robert Peel, the Conservatives and the Corn Laws 1830-46
Domestic Affairs 1846-67: Russell, Gladstone, Disraeli and the Reform Act of 1867
Lord Palmerston and Foreign Affairs 1830-65
The Crimean War 1854-6
Britain, India and the Mutiny of 1857
Standards of Living and Social Reform: Factories, Mines, Public Health and Education
Gladstone's First Ministry 1868-74
Disraeli and the Conservatives in Power 1874-80
Victorian Prosperity and Depression
Gladstone and Salisbury 1880-95
Ten Years of Conservative Rule 1895-1905
The Dominions: Canada, Australia and New Zealand Before 1914
The Growth of the Trade Unions and the Labour Party to 1914
The State and the People from the 1890s to 1939
The Liberals in Power 1905-14
Britain, the First World War and its Aftermath
Politics in Confusion 1918-24
Baldwin, the Conservatives and the General Strike
Political and Economic Crises, 1929-39: The Second Labour Government (1929-31), the World Economic Crisis and the National Governments
Britain and the Problems of Empire Between the Wars
Appeasement and the Outbreak of the Second World War: Foreign Affairs 1931-39
Britain and the Second World War 1939-45
Labour in Power: the Attlee Governments 1945-51
The Rise and Fall of Consensus 1951-79
The State of the People: Social and Cultural Change Since 1945
Britain and its Parts: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Britain and Her Place in the World After 1945
Britain and the End of the Empire
Thatcherism and the New Right 1979-97
The Labour Party in Opposition and the Blair Years, 1979-2007


'This is a carefully compiled book, containing a wealth of information...A great deal of material is got across in an economical, no-nonsense way, and I think that is highly commendable.' - Paul Readman, Kings College, UK
'I think the clarity of organization and presentation of this text is one of its major strengths. Everything is where you would expect it to be and I know that students who use this text find it clear and helpful.' - John Traynor, Ormskirk School, UK
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