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The People's Peace

Britain Since 1945

Updated Edition

Kenneth O. Morgan

August 2021

ISBN: 9780198841074

832 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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This comprehensive and widely acclaimed study of British history since 1945 has been has been expanded to include a new chapter looking at the conflict over Brexit. This edition contains some further updating.

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This comprehensive and widely acclaimed study of British history since 1945 has been has been expanded to include a new chapter looking at the conflict over Brexit. This edition contains some further updating.

  • The best single-volume history of post-war Britain
  • Updated and expanded, bringing coverage up to the present day
  • Emphasis on developments in all parts of England, urban and rural, and in Scotland, Wales, and both parts of Ireland
  • Kenneth Morgan is editor of the best-selling Oxford History of Britain

New to this edition

  • This new edition includes a new chapter on the 21st century, covering the period 2008-19.

About the Author(s)

Kenneth O. Morgan, Visiting Professor, King's College London

Kenneth O. Morgan is a working peer in the House of Lords and a Visiting Professor in the Institute of Contemporary British History, King's College London. From 1966 to 1989 he was Fellow and Praelector of Queen's; from 1989 to 1995 he was Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, and also Senior Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, 1993-5. He has also been an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. He is the author of many major works on British history including Wales in British Politics, 1868-1922; Rebirth of a Nation: Wales 1880-1980; Labour in Power, 1945-1951; Consensus and Disunity: the Lloyd George Coalition Government, 1918-1922; The People's Peace: British History, 1945-1990; Modern Wales: Politics, Places and People; Callaghan: A Life; The Twentieth Century (A Very Short Intoduction). He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1983 and became a life peer in 2000.

Table of Contents

    I. The Era of Advance, 1945-1961
    1:The Facade of Unity
    2:Labour's High Noon, 1945-1947
    3:The Collectivist Retreat, 1948-1951
    4:The Conservative Compromise, 1951-1956
    5:The Zenith of One-Nation Toryism, 1957-1961
    II. The Years of Retreat, 1961-1979
    6:The Stagnant Society, 1961-1964
    7:Labour Blown Off Course, 1964-1967
    8:Years of Hard Slog, 1968-1970
    9:The Heath Experiment, 1970-1974
    10:Challenge to Consensus, 1974-1976
    11:The Years of Discontent, 1977-1979
    III. Thatcherism and its Aftermath, 1979-1998
    12:The Foundations of Thatcherism, 1979-1983
    13:High Noon for the New Right, 1983-1990
    14:Fin de Siècle: New Labour in Power, 1990-2001
    15:Millennial Perspectives, 2001 - 2008
    16:From Crash to Brexit, 2008 - 20
    Select Bibliography
    Index

Reviews

"Review from previous edition an outstanding work: comprehensive, lucid and judicious." - Ben Pimlott, Sunday Times