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1920s Britain By John Shepherd

1920s Britain by John Shepherd

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How does a society recover from a devastating war? This title uncovers the hardships and stresses of the age, strains which manifested in the general strike of 1926. It offers insights into the difficult time period for Britain and the people tasked with its recovery.

1920s Britain Summary

1920s Britain by John Shepherd

How does a society recover from a devastating war? This was the question posed in the 1920s as people searched for normality in the aftermath of terrible trauma. Written from the perspective of those who lived, worked and played in the metropolis of greater London, "1920s Britain" uncovers the hardships and stresses of the age, strains which manifested in the general strike of 1926. However, the 1920s was also a time of recovery and hope for the future; London itself was a place of international significance and hope. Delve into the past in this intriguing insight into a difficult time for Britain and the people tasked with its recovery.

About John Shepherd

Professor John Shepherd, Co-Director, Labour History Research Unit, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He has published widely on British Political and Labour History, including George Lansbury: At the Heart of Old Labour (OUP, 2002/2004) and Britain's First Labour Government (Palgrave, 2006) (with Prof Laybourn). Currently, he is writing
Crisis? What Crisis? The British Winter of Discontent, 1978-79 for Manchester University Press.

Dr Janet Shepherd has over thirty year's experience of teaching in schools and higher education. She gained her history doctorate with a study of poor law pauper education in Britain. She has written plays for Radio and was a contributor to an award winning history of her local village and village life published during the Millennium.

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GOR003443988
9780747807926
0747807922
1920s Britain by John Shepherd
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2010-07-21
80
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