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A Companion to Contemporary Britain: 1939-2000 (Blackwell Companions to British History) [Kindle Edition]

Harriet Jones , Paul Addison , Richard Aldrich , Simon Ball , Virginia Berridge , Andrew Blick , Mark Clapson , Peter Daniels

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Book Description

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

Editorial Reviews

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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year

"This companion makes it easy to survey subjects quickly for the latest and best historiography, and provides lots of avenues by which to travel for further knowledge." (Journal of World History, September 2009)

"[This volume] lives us to [the] high expectations of the series of Blackwell Companions. Informed, wide-ranging and up-to-date syntheses cover what might be regarded as standard subjects like the Second World War ... and the transformation of the British economy. More importantly, there are chapters on topics ignored by most histories of Britain; for example ... the suburbanization of Britain, sport and youth culture." (History)

"A definitive textbook for contemporary British history. Its breadth of subjects is compelling, and the quality of its contributions ... superb, with many subjects dealt with by authors able to pour a career’s worth of groundbreaking research into their introductory surveys. Praise must be given for a consistently informative volume, which places so many interpretations and discussions in one place. Overall, Addison and Jones can congratulate themselves for editing a superb collection, one that can reasonably lay claim to being the foremost textbook on contemporary British history." (Reviews in History)

Review

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year

"[This volume] lives us to [the] high expectations of the series of Blackwell Companions. Informed, wide-ranging and up-to-date syntheses cover what might be regarded as standard subjects like the Second World War... and the transformation of the British economy. More importantly, there are chapters on topics ignored by most histories of Britain; for example... the suburbanization of Britain, sport and youth culture."
History


"A definitive textbook for contemporary British history. Its breadth of subjects is compelling, and the quality of its contributions ... superb, with many subjects dealt with by authors able to pour a career’s worth of groundbreaking research into their introductory surveys. Praise must be given for a consistently informative volume, which places so many interpretations and discussions in one place. Overall, Addison and Jones can congratulate themselves for editing a superb collection, one that can reasonably lay claim to being the foremost textbook on contemporary British history."
Reviews in History


Product Details

  • File Size: 7121 KB
  • Print Length: 604 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (June 9, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000VSOY4Y
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,095,246 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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