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British History 1815-1914

Second Edition

Norman McCord and Bill Purdue

Publication Date - December 2007

ISBN: 9780199261642

612 pages
Paperback

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $65.95

Fully revised and updated in this second edition, British History 1815-1914 provides the ultimate introduction to British history between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the First World War.

Description

This fully revised and updated edition of Norman McCord's authoritative introduction to nineteenth-century British history has been extended to cover the period up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. The authors chart the development of a modern state equipped with a large and expanding bureaucracy, the expansion of overseas territories into one of the world's greatest empires, and changes in religion, social attitudes, and culture.

British History 1815-1914, Second Edition, divides the era into four chronological periods, with chapters on the political background, administrative development, and social, economic, and cultural changes in each period. This new edition explores such major themes as the massive increase in population, the question of class, the scope of state activity, and the development of consumerism, leisure, and entertainment. Featuring a select bibliography and biographical appendix, this volume provides the ultimate introduction to British history between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the First World War.

Previous Publication Date(s)

July 1991

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Part I.
    1. Political Developments, 1815-1830
    2. Government and Administration, c. 1815-1830
    3. Economy and Society, c. 1815-1830
    Part II.
    4. Political Developments, 1830-1852
    5. Government and Administration, c. 1830-1850
    6. Economy and Society, c. 1830-1850
    Part III.
    7. Political Developments, 1852-1880
    8. Government and Administration, c. 1850-1880
    9. Economy and Society, c. 1850-1880
    Part IV.
    10. Political Developments, 1880-1914
    11. Government and Administration, c. 1880-1914
    12. Economy and Society, c. 1880-1914
    Biographical Appendix
    Select Bibliography
    Index