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By Harriet Jones, Paul Addison

ISBN-10: 0631220402

ISBN-13: 9780631220404

A spouse to modern Britain covers the major subject matters and debates of 20th-century background from the outbreak of the second one global struggle to the tip of the century.

  • Assesses the effect of the second one international warfare
  • Looks at Britain’s function within the wider global, together with the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special courting’ with the USA, and integration with continental Europe
  • Explores cultural matters, reminiscent of classification attention, immigration and race family members, altering gender roles, and the impression of the mass media
  • Covers family politics and the economic system
  • Introduces the various views dominating old writing in this interval
  • Identifies the foremost matters that are more likely to gas destiny debate

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Imperialism and Nationalism in South-East Asia’, in Judith M. Brown and Wm. Roger Louis, The Oxford History of the British Empire: The Twentieth Century (Oxford, 1999). Summerfield, Penny, Reconstructing Women’s Wartime Lives (Manchester, 1998). , Essays on the Welfare State, 2nd edn (1963). Waller, Jane, and Michael Vaughan-Rees, Women in Uniform 1939–1945 (1989). Weight, Richard, ‘State, Intelligentsia and the Promotion of National Culture in Britain, 1939–1945’, Historical Research, 69, 168 (Feb.

Recognizing that partition was unavoidable, the British quit India in August 1947 amid scenes of communal violence in which many thousands were killed. By the beginning of 1947 the government had also decided that it could no longer afford to send British aid to Greece and Turkey: responsibility was handed over to the United States. The fol- ACB1 2/19/05 9:56 AM Page 17 the impact of the second world war 17 lowing year the British also withdrew from Palestine, leaving the Israelis and the Arabs to fight it out.

Pelling, Britain and the Second World War, p. 326. REFERENCES Atkinson, A. , ‘Distribution of Income and Wealth’, in A. H. Halsey and Josephine Webb, eds, Twentieth Century British Social Trends (2000). Benney, Mark, Almost a Gentleman (1966). Braybon, Gail, and Penny Summerfield, Out of the Cage: Women’s Experiences in Two World Wars (1987). Bridgen, Paul, and Rodney Lowe, Welfare Policy under the Conservatives 1951 to 1964 (1998). Brivati, Brian, and Harriet Jones, eds, What Difference Did the War Make?

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