The period between 1885 and 1939 was a pivotal half century in British history, in which the Victorian political system yielded to a system far more recognisably modern, in response to popular pressure for social reform and the implications of global superpower status.
The period between 1885 and 1939 was a pivotal half century in British history, in which the Victorian political system yielded to a system far more recognisably modern, in response to popular pressure for social reform and the implications of global superpower status. Dr Davis relates these political developments to the background of social and economic change and to the consequences of Britain's position as an imperial power. Drawing extensively upon the new historical scholarship of the 1980s and 1990s, John Davis presents an original analysis of political change in a crucial period of Britain's recent past.
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'...a stimulating book for undergraduates and advanced graduates and provides a rich store of material for teachers...' - Teaching History 'Dr Davis has written a well-considered book which has asked pertinent questions, and even given some convincing answers, concerning the disagreeable conjunctures which had come together to make the future of Britain problematic in 1939.' - Keith Robbins, Contemporary British History
About J. Davis
JOHN DAVIS is Fellow and Praelector in Modern History and Politics at The Queen's College, Oxford.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements.- Abbreviations.- Introduction: A Liberal State.- Liberal Disintegration.- Unionist Ascendancy.- Tariff Reform.- Liberalism and Welfare.- Transformation by War.- Losing the Peace: Coalition Politics, 1918-1922.- Three-Party Politics, 1922-1931.- The Thirties.- Conclusion: A Conservative State?.- Index.
A History of Britain, 1885-1939 by J. Davis
British Studies Series
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