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Published: 01 August 2014

380 Pages

ISBN: 9780190615536

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The Peoples of the British Isles

A New History. From 1870 to the Present

Thomas William Heyck and Meredith Veldman

  • Details the expansion and decline of the British empire situation within the context of the changing globa economic order
  • Discusses the wide-ranging impact of total war on Britain and British society
  • Presents the cultural and economic history of the welfare state
  • Examinges the emerging fuidity of "Britishness" in a period of mass imigration and political devolution

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded coverage of Thatcher's Britain and Post-Thatcher Britain that includes the economic collapse of 2008, and emerging Islamism
  • Expanded coverage of popular culture, including Tolkien, pop art, rock and roll, and television soap operas
  • Exapanded coverage of the live's of women including updated look at changes in women's roles during and after the wars, and the impact of the "permissive society" and consumerism on gender roles

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