A Companion to Contemporary Britain covers the key themes and debates of 20th-century history from the outbreak of the Second World War to the end of the century.
- Assesses the impact of the Second World War
- Looks at Britain’s role in the wider world, including the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special relationship’ with the United States, and integration with continental Europe
- Explores cultural issues, such as class consciousness, immigration and race relations, changing gender roles, and the impact of the mass media
- Covers domestic politics and the economy
- Introduces the varied perspectives dominating historical writing on this period
- Identifies the key issues which are likely to fuel future debate