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Published: 01 June 2000

304 Pages | 9 figures, 31 tables

ISBN: 9780198204534

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Austerity in Britain

Rationing, Controls, and Consumption, 1939-1955

Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska

Austerity in Britain is the first book to explore the entire episode of rationing, austerity, and fair shares from 1939 until 1955. These policies were central to the British war effort and to post-war reconstruction. The book analyzes the connections between government policy, consumption, gender, and party politics during and after the Second World War.